Spectrum 648 and Spectrum 649. Get thee to a scullery

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Joan Saunders left school at 14 with a 97% hearing loss and she was also thought to be mentally retarded. Her teacher advised that a job as a scullery maid was Joan's best prospect.

More than 40 years later, still profoundly deaf, she graduated MA (Hons) from Auckland University and is now a practising psychologist.

Joan Saunders tells Jack Perkins the remarkable story of her fight to cope with her disability and the prejudice it attracted.

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Year 1989

Reference number 4202

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Perkins, Jack (b.1940)

Duration 00:58:11

Date 28 May 1989

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