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Video: Heritage in Our Hands 2

This series of videos was made by the Adult Education Centre for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Persons Inc (this later became the Deaf Education Network and merged with the Deaf Society of NSW in 2007). The videos contain interviews with deaf elders who recount their experiences during the twentieth century across different areas of life such as school, family, community and work.

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