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From the Vault – New Zealand's Deadliest Disasters: Wahine Disaster

  • Thursday 1 Mar

G The Wahine disaster remains etched in the memory of many New Zealanders. On April 10th 1968, during one of the worst storms recorded in local history, the inter-island ferry ran aground at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. Fifty-three people died as a result of the vessels subsequent sinking. This newsreel item details how events unfolded, capturing footage of the ship as it succumbs to ferocious seas.

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New Zealand's Deadliest Disasters: Wahine Disaster
  • Thursday 1 Mar
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