Wellington Deaf Society may have changed over the years (the fashion certainly did), but our spirit still remains the same.

1930s-1940s

WDS Founding Members in 1938

WDS Founding Members in 1938

WDS 1st Anniversary Party in 1939

WDS 1st Anniversary Party in 1939

Labour Weekend Picnic at Maidstong Park

Labour Weekend Picnic at Maidstong Park

WDS 2nd Anniversary Party in 1940

WDS 2nd Anniversary Party in 1940

10th Anniversary Party in 1948

10th Anniversary Party in 1948

Committee Members Anniversary party in 1948

Committee Members Anniversary party in 1948

1950s

Group members of WDS in 1950s

Group members of WDS in 1950s

WDS Membership card in 1953

WDS Membership card in 1953

Picnic Ngaire Doherty in 1954

Picnic Ngaire Doherty in 1954

Maideline Park - WDS Tug of War in 1954

Maideline Park - WDS Tug of War in 1954

1960s

First Deaf Basketball Team Wellington versus Auckland teams - 1965

First Deaf Basketball Team in 1965
Wellington Team (on left) O. Rublis, Dz Svikers, N. Rees, G. Rees, F. Cunniffe, and Mr Cunniffe.
Auckland Team (on right) O. Gibbons, K. Gordon, J. Cheyne, A. Hartley, J. McRae, and T. Gibling.

Group of WDS members in 1966

Group of WDS members in 1966

Tony Walton (on right) being presented with Sportsperson of the year by Sir Francis Kitt in 1969

Tony Walton (on right) being presented with Sportsperson of the year by Sir Francis Kitt in 1969

1970s

Max Howell (left) being presented with a cheque for WDS, in 1971

Max Howell (left) being presented with a cheque for WDS, in 1971

WDS Members at the Wellington City Council in 1971. 2nd from left is Sir Francis Kitts (Mayor); 3rd from left is Max Howell (WDS President); 4th and 5th from left are Doreen Howell, and Lilian Walton (Lisison Officer).

WDS Members at the Wellington City Council in 1971. 2nd from left is Sir Francis Kitts (Mayor); 3rd from left is Max Howell (WDS President); 4th and 5th from left are Doreen Howell, and Lilian Walton (Lisison Officer).

 
WDS Picnic - 1976

WDS Picnic in 1976

Tug of war - 1976

Tug of war in 1976

1980s

WDS members at Lions Fundraising Fun Run in 1982

WDS members at Lions Fundraising Fun Run in 1982

1980s Golden Oldies Get Together: Standing (L to R) Jim Monk, Wilson Barrett, Noel Rees, Bill Rees. Sitting (L to R) Mary Rees, Jack Mahoney, Nan Mahoney, Jean Monk, Bessie LeMarquant, Doreen Howell, Max Howell.

1980s Golden Oldies Get Together: Standing (L to R) Jim Monk, Wilson Barrett, Noel Rees, Bill Rees. Sitting (L to R) Mary Rees, Jack Mahoney, Nan Mahoney, Jean Monk, Bessie LeMarquant, Doreen Howell, Max Howell.

Filming of WDS history in 1989

Filming of WDS history in 1989

Filming of WDS history in 1989

Filming of WDS history in 1989

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of WDS

1990s

1992 WDS Christmas Party - Daniel Kuklinski and Joan Fairbrother

1992 WDS Christmas Party - Daniel Kuklinski and Joan Fairbrother

Pat Dugdale being presented with a cheque from the Mana Lions Club

1991 WDS being presented with a cheque by Mana Lions Club

 
1996 Wellington Badminton Team

1996 Wellington Badminton Team

1990s WDS Indoor Bowls Team: Back (L to R) Noel Rees, Mark Gates, Maxine Cantwell, Jannette Smith, Geoffrey Jones. Front (L to R) Julie Gates, Doreen Howell, Toni Rees, Mary Rees.

1990s WDS Indoor Bowls Team: Back (L to R) Noel Rees, Mark Gates, Maxine Cantwell, Jannette Smith, Geoffrey Jones. Front (L to R) Julie Gates, Doreen Howell, Toni Rees, Mary Rees.