Explore the growing digital archive of deaf history in Australia.
Video: wedding

Footage from the Australian Deaf Games in Perth, held in 1970-71 – social events, WA Deaf Society building, a motel, a cityscape, a ferry trip, some races, a group photo, lawn bowls, tennis, netball, feeding bears at a zoo, a railway station and a train trip. It looks like some of the footage might actually be from the 1973-74 games (see Archival Footage 9).

NSW Deaf Community Collection (Deaf Connect).

Welcome to the Deaf History Collections

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to our site, recognising the long, rich, complex and unjustly disregarded histories of First Nations peoples in Australia.
Continue to the website


If you have feedback, information to add, or see an error that needs to be fixed on this page, use this form. There are two ways: write a message or send us a video message.
Write a message
Send us a video message
Close Button