In this episode Dougal Stevenson looks back at the Wahine disaster of 10 April 1968, when 51 people perished after the interisland ferry struck Barrett Reef near Wellington, in a southerly storm.
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Aside from interviews with survivors and crew, there are memories from two key rescuers — tugboat Captain John Brown and policeman Jim Mason — who both saved many people from rough seas. The Wahine disaster led to the creation of the Wellington Volunteer Coastguard and an air-rescue service. Stevenson was a junior newsreader at the time. The New Zealand Maritime Record's exhibition on the Wahine; The sinking of the Wahine; Visit the Wahine gallery at Wellington Museum of City and Sea; Max Lambert's 1970 history The Wahine Disaster (NZETC) NZBC Classics – Wahine Disaster (NZOnScreen) Books and articles.
Mr Ellis - a Christchurch man who worked for BP Oil in Dunedin after the disaster - and three friends had just been discharged from the officer cadet training unit in Waiouru, and were to board Wahine for the trip south..
The Wahine Disaster - This award-winning documentary chronicles how events unfolded for passengers on the morning the ferry Wahine hit rocks in Wellington Harbour on 10 April 1968. Navigation for wahine disaster.
Interviewees share their experiences — some make it ashore in life rafts at Seatoun, others are washed up on the “battlefield” of the Pencarrow coast. IN Wellington, Steve Ellis and three colleagues were drinking in a Willis St hotel when news of the disaster broke. I Was There - Wahine Disaster - This 2013 TVNZ Heartland series saw veteran newsreaders present major moments in New Zealand history. Inside Story: The Wahine Disaster - Made in 2008, this documentary chronicles the Wahine disaster, from the ship leaving Lyttelton to the last survivor being pulled out of the water.
As the Wahine floundered in Wellington harbour, a young soldier went to help survivors as they swept into Seatoun on lifeboats.
Kevin Boon, The Wahine disaster, Nelson Price Milburn, Petone, about 1990; C. W. N. Ingram, New Zealand shipwrecks: over …