Deaf Sport, Deaf Community and Deaf Culture
Deaf Sports Australia welcomes your wonderful photos, videos, and stories about Deaf Sport, Deaf Community and Deaf Culture to share with the public.
A first ever national museum exhibition is now being hosted at the Newcastle Library from today until end of March 2024. This exhibition is part of the 2024 Australian Deaf Games program.
A collaboration between Deaf Sports Australia, Newcastle Libraries and Deaf Connect has created an opportunity to share the rich deaf history in sport, community, pioneer leaders, culture, language, deaf clubs and deaf stories.
The exhibition which is being hosted in the Lovett Gallery, includes stories about our Deaf Sport history, Deaf Pioneers, our Carnivals and Deaf Games, Deaf clubs, international involvement, displays of unique equipments and photos, and how the Australian Deaf community developed. QR codes are now available for Auslan translation for each display.
This project is being led by DSA General Manager Phil Harper and well-known historian Dr. Breda Carty from Deaf Connect has curated the exhibition along with the Museum curators and support from our principle Games Sponsor, Deaf Connect. Tony Clews, Melissa Anderson and Julian Walsh were also part of the exhibition team.
Schools, the public and community groups are invited to visit and learn about the history. There will be opportunities to have fun with hands-on learning.