Sue Penman

NZ Deaf Sport Convention, Christchurch 1979

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Scenes from NZ Deaf Games in Christchurch 1979, with sports such as shot-put and athletics, including some impressive sprinting and middle distance running.

Then on to netball where the first game is between Christchurch and Manawatu with the Aucklanders watching eagerly. The game goes to Christchurch 34-7. Auckland versus Christchurch is a highly anticipated game, as Auckland has beaten Manawatu 39-6 earlier, meaning the game between Auckland and Christchurch decides who will win the Brian Smithers Cup!

The game is a tight one, with Auckland eventual winners 26-21.

The Colin Kay cup for the Most Outstanding Sportsperson of the Games went to Ella McNamara (Auckland), and the Aotearoa Turi shield to Christchurch.

Donated by Sue Penman
Produced by Sue Penman
Original format 8mm 400ft
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