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Tasmania - Organisation

Tasdeaf (1987 - )

From
1987
Categories
Community Service Organisation and Records Access Service
Alternative Names
  • Tasmanian Deaf Society (Also known as)
Website
http://tasdeaf.org.au/

Tasdeaf formed in 1987 following a recommendation by the Arthur Young Review of Services that the Society for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb be split into two. In 2012, the organisation offers Auslan interpreting, courses in Auslan, support to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, deaf cultural awareness training, and advocacy. In 2016 Tasdeaf and Vicdeaf merged, and in 2018 rebranded as Expression Australia.

Details

Tasdeaf used to hold some of the records of the Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institute. Those records are now in the Tasmanian Archives. For closed records, the Archives will assist the care leaver in the process to gain access to their records.

Timeline

 1887 - 1987 Society for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb
 1898 - 1987 Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution
       1987 - Tasdeaf

Related Events

  • Arthur Young Review of Services (1986)

    The Arthur Young Review of Services recommended the division into two of the Society for the Blind Deaf and Dumb which led to the formation of the Tasmanian Deaf Society.

Related Organisations

Prepared by: Caroline Evans