On 10 April 1968 the inter-island ferry WAHINE was lost at the entrance to Wellington Harbour during a fierce storm. These names were taken from the Bay of Plenty Times for the 11th, 13th and 15th April 1968 and cross-referenced to the book "The Wahine Disaster - A Tragedy Remembered" by Emmanuel Makarios (Grantham House). V.WAHINE WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL 1968 WELLINGTON HARBOUR, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. DEATHS FROM THE SINKING OF THE T.E. New Zealand.
My involvement with the Wahine 50 Memorial Trust came through a colleague whose parents were on the Wahine and are both on the Trust board.
in Disaster Memorials. Wahine on 10 April 1968 53 people died as a result of the accident – 51 that day, 1 a few weeks later, and another in 1990 from injuries sustained in the accident. Chief Inspector George Twentyman of Police National Headquarters took charge of co-ordinating the rescue at 2.05 p.m. He had been involved in the 1953 Tangiwai disaster operation where he had observed first-hand the confusion and stress created by handling inquiries in the same place as the rescue effort. - Disaster Memorials on Waymarking.com. S 41° 18.688 E 174° 52.997. Plan to visit Wahine Memorial, New Zealand. View waymark gallery. I was a young school boy in Whanganui when the Wahine disaster happened. Earlier today, a Dawn Service was held at Eastbourne near the spot where the main mast of the Wahine stands as a permanent memorial to the 49 people who lost their lives on that coastline. Wahine Disaster. Wellington.
Memorial for N.Z. This ceremony, near another Wahine mast, enables us to gather in remembrance of the 53 people who died as a result of the worst maritime disaster in New Zealand’s recent history.
(The 12th April was Easter Friday.) After meeting them and giving some advice I also said that it was a worthwhile cause and offered to help, so they asked me to be on the trust. Wellington. 60G E 322816 N 5424504. New Zealand. 's worst maritime disaster. Get details of Location, timings and contact. Sinking of inter-Island ferry M.V. Wahine Disaster. Posted by: Punga and Paua. Find the reviews and ratings to know better.