Auckland Deaf Society

Travelling to Wellington for NZ Deaf Sports Convention, 1951

1951
A group of Auckland Deaf travel to and from Wellington for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention during Labour Weekend, 1951.
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A group of Auckland Deaf travel to and from Wellington for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention during Labour Weekend, 1951. Deaf people are seen frolicking around in their cars, and having a jolly good time! Road trips such as this one became the norm for the Deaf Community from the early 1950s as the annual Deaf Sports Convention was hosted in different cities throughout New Zealand, giving the community incentive to travel to catch up with old friends, and to compete in competitions, many of which continue to this day.

  1. Cyril Allen

  2. Dz Svikers

  3. Jim Cheyne

  4. John McRae

  5. John Oxspring

  6. Kay Oxspring

  7. Keith Gordon

  8. Laurie Schischka

  9. Owen Gibbons

  10. Patty Tremaine

  11. Stewart Smith

  12. Tom Gibling

  13. Verna McRae

Donated by Auckland Deaf Society
Produced by John McRae
Original format 5" 8mm
Reference number ADS06-01-OTH51
Sponsored by Otago-Southland Deaf Sports Combined