Explore the growing digital archive of deaf history in Australia.
Photo: Deaf Writers’ Group

Deaf Writers’ Group c.1986.
Left to right: Dorothy (Dot) Shaw, Karen Lloyd, Nola Colefax, Diana Laing, Charlene Grace, Tony Nicholas, Carol O’Reilly.

From the Collection of Diana Laing. Used with permission.
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