The Wahine disaster 10 April 1968. The inter-island ferry hit Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington harbour...53 people  lost their lives

The Wahine disaster 10 April 1968. The inter-island ferry hit Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington harbour...53 people lost their lives

Wahine Disaster Memorial at Eastbourne

Wahine Disaster Memorial at Eastbourne

Photo by John J Gray. Sublimely beautiful; the Wahine as we remember her during her short life, before the tragedy of 10th April 1968. The offshore rocks and light tower of Pencarrow Head, where she fought her battle with the seas that morning, lie off to starboard just ahead of the ship.  In this photo she is steaming into Wellington harbour late on a summer-time afternoon, near the end of a daylight crossing from Lyttelton

Photo by John J Gray. Sublimely beautiful; the Wahine as we remember her during her short life, before the tragedy of 10th April 1968. The offshore rocks and light tower of Pencarrow Head, where she fought her battle with the seas that morning, lie off to starboard just ahead of the ship. In this photo she is steaming into Wellington harbour late on a summer-time afternoon, near the end of a daylight crossing from Lyttelton

Eastbourne around the bays, Wellington NZ

Eastbourne around the bays, Wellington NZ

wahine footage 1

wahine footage 1

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

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

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

WAHINE 1966 - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM

"Wahine" Disaster 10 April 1968 - Despite the weather many locals turned out to help in any way they could.

"Wahine" Disaster 10 April 1968 - Despite the weather many locals turned out to help in any way they could.

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