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Video: A Sense of Belonging

A film showcasing the rich Deaf History of Tasmania. In 1899 the first school for the blind was opened, and in 1904 Deaf children were welcome to attend. From 1904 – 1987 Hobart Blind and Deaf Institute was the only school dedicated for the Deaf in Tasmania, providing education and boarding for their students. Watch the stories from those who attended the institute, sharing their memories and the importance of community and the sense of belonging.
Please note this video contains stories of abuse and audism that may be distressing to viewers.

Copyright (2003) Expression Australia (Tasmanian Deaf Community). Used with permission.

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