Wahine Disaster 1968

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Wahine in Port Lyttelton Old Pictures, Old Photos, Christchurch New Zealand, Boat Decor, Living In New Zealand, New Zealand Houses, Merchant Navy, Maritime Museum, Boats

Lyttelton circa 1967

The inter-island ferry TEV Wahine (1966 - 1968) moored at No. 2 Wharf. Northeast aspect from No 3 Wharf. Her tragic story can be seen on the NZ National Maritime Museum's site at www.nzmaritime.co.nz/wahine.htm Digital restoration of a photograph by Gladys M. Goodall. Canterbury Heritage, a journal of the province's social history and cultural heritage.

The sinking of the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry Wahine on 10 April 1968 was New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster. Abandoned Ships, History Online, Nz History, Merchant Navy, Kiwiana, Shipwreck, Submarines, Titanic, Underwater

Wahine disaster remembered 45 years on

There was no need for the band to play on as the Wahine sunk – passengers were already singing.

Kate Watson's account of her rescue from the Wahine including an image of her and her rescuer. Ship Wreck, New Zealand Houses, History Online, Kiwiana, All Things New, Storms, Old Photos, Bobs, Sailing

Wahine disaster rescue story

Kate Watson's account of her rescue from the Wahine including an image of her and her rescuer.

Young survivor Joe O'Neill (son of Clarence O'Neill and Lydia O'Neill) stands frightened, wet and cold in his adult-sized lifejacket after safely making it ashore. Nz History, Boat Decor, 45 Years, Shipwreck, Interesting History, British Isles, Photojournalism, Back In The Day, New Zealand

Flashback: Wahine disaster 45 years on

There was no need for the band to play on as the Wahine was sinking – the passengers were already singing There’s a Hole in my Bucket.

Wahine sinking in Wellington Harbour, 10 Apr 1968 Wellington New Zealand, Boat Decor, Merchant Navy, Shipwreck, Old Skool, British Isles, Sailing, History, Storms

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The Wahine founders off Steeple Rock; the rail ferry Aramoana and other vessels stand by. Huge Waves, History Online, Kiwiana, South Island, Shipwreck, Tsunami, Antarctica, British Isles, Ford Trucks

The Wahine foundering

The Wahine founders off Steeple Rock; the rail ferry Aramoana and other vessels stand by.

How well do you know the people in your group? Did you run into them while escaping a group of hungry zombies? More importantly can you trust them? Titanic Sinking, Central Otago, Boat Decor, Air New Zealand, History Online, Kiwiana, Pope John, South Island, Shipwreck

Survivors of the Wahine disaster

Survivors huddle on Seatoun beach following the sinking of the Wahine on 10 April 1968.

Wahine Disaster by TravelGenee in Friday Family History Finds My Family History, Shipwreck, My Childhood Memories, Storms, Kiwi, Old Photos, Old School, New Zealand, Scrap

Friday Family History Finds #3 - Wahine Disaster - TravelGenee

Wahine Disaster by TravelGenee in Friday Family History Finds

 New Zealand music - Tribute song for Wahine disaster of Peaked at number 16 in May First hit for Anna Leah after her Merchant Navy, Kiwiana, Cabin Crew, Shipwreck, Interesting History, Old Skool, British Isles, Ford Trucks, New Zealand

Anna Leah - Wahine

Anna Leah - Wahine. New Zealand music - 1975. Tribute song for Wahine disaster of 1968. Peaked at number 16 in May 1975. First hit for Anna Leah after her 19...

1966 advertisement from The Listener magazine. Ferry, Wellington to Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand Floating Hotel, Shipwreck, British Isles, New Zealand, Growing Up, Sailing, Seas, Island, World

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

Survivors of the Wahine disaster make it to shore in a lifeboat on April Auckland New Zealand, 45 Years, Shipwreck, 50th Anniversary, Sailing, Boat, April 10, Park, History

What's on in Wellington to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster

A flotilla of 50 boats will pass a service at Frank Kitts Park to remember the dead.

The Wahine disaster: The ferry TEV Wahine strikes a reef at the mouth of Wellington Harbour, New Zealand, with the loss of 53 lives, in Cyclone Giselle, which created the windiest conditions ever recorded in New Zealand. Abandoned Ships, Abandoned Places, Song Of The Sea, Boat Decor, New Zealand Houses, Vera Cruz, Cheap Cruises, Kiwiana, Shipwreck

The Evening Post photographic collection

The Wahine disaster through the eyes of Evening Post photographers.