Wahine Disaster

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WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

The Wahine disaster

Discover library resources on the sinking of the inter-island ferry, Wahine, off Barrett Reef in Wellington in April 1968. By Local History Librarian Gabor Toth.

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM/The Picton ferry Aranui passing the wreck.

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

Wahine disaster rescue story | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Wahine disaster rescue story

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

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

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.  Wahine Ferry Disaster.  1968

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.

The Wahine Disaster | Trade Me

The Wahine Disaster

The Wahine Disaster for sale on Trade Me, New Zealand's #1 auction and classifieds website

Wahine wrecked in Wellington Harbour | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Wahine wrecked in Wellington Harbour

The sinking of the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry Wahine is New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster. Fifty-one people lost their lives that day, another died several weeks later and a 53rd victim died in 1990 from injuries sustained in the wreck.