Story: Tsunamis

Getting a good view

Getting a good view

In May 1960, although most people evacuated coastal areas after a tsunami warning, some went to the coast to watch the wave arrive. In Dunedin a teacher took her class to St Clair beach, and cartoonist Sid Scales commented on the foolishness of such action.

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Reference: Otago Daily Times, 28 May 1960
Cartoon by Sid Scales

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Living with tsunami hazards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017