PERSONAL RECORD. BARRATT, LESLIE. JUBILEE OF THE SUMNER SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, ATHLETICS AT RUGBY PARK, PICNIC AT MOTUKARARA 1955

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Scenes of 75th anniversary of Sumner School for the Deaf, 1955. Group of formally dressed people boarding ‘Special’ bus [Cathedral Square, Christchurch], couple walk towards camera. Wide shot of large brick building, Sumner School for the Deaf. Three tiered cake. Man holds conversation with women by sign language. Large group of people sitting on chairs on lawn and being addressed by men standing on low stage, people in crowd, man on stage talking being interpreted by sign language. Three tiered cake. People shaking hands. Parade of ex-students following placards showing their years of attendance. Group of men standing on stage. View across lawn with people mingling, main building in the background. Panning view of building and grounds. Marching girls team, marching and posed in formal group. People relaxing and talking.

Group of people entering park gates, [Rugby Park]. Scenes of athletics at Rugby Park. Views of athletic events and spectators. Various views of groups of people, including women with ‘A’ on tops. Scenes of picnic at Motukarara, 1955. Sign: ‘Waihora Park Domain’. Row of buses parked in field. Man on motorcycle [traffic officer]. People sitting on grass having a picnic, people dancing. Women’s running race with male contestant wearing bra. Men’s running race. Women’s three-legged race and sack race. Men’s sack race.

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Year 1955

Reference number F46307

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:12:40

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