Story: Air crashes

‘Erebus voices’

In 2004, on the 25th anniversary of the Erebus disaster, a commemorative ceremony was held at Scott Base. During the service this poem by New Zealand poet Bill Manhire was read by Sir Edmund Hillary, who had lost his close friend Peter Mulgrew in the crash.

Hear Bill Manhire reading this poem (YouTube)

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Reference: Bill Manhire, Lifted, Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2005

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Air crashes - Causes and consequences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006