Story: Historic earthquakes

Landslide at Whitecliffs (2nd of 3)

Landslide at Whitecliffs

The landslide that destroyed the Jacksons’ house appears isolated, but it was one of many along the line of limestone bluffs at Whitecliffs. The remains of the roof are lying across the road. Mrs Jackson was fatally hurt but two other members of her family, although injured, managed to escape from the crushed house. One of those who escaped died some days later.

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1968 Īnangahua earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017