Story: Shipwrecks

The Wahine in Wellington Harbour

The Wahine in Wellington Harbour

On 10 April 1968, the Christchurch–Wellington ferry Wahine struck Barrett Reef in a fierce storm. The ship drifted into Wellington Harbour where it began to list severely.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1968/1648a/1a

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - 20th-century shipwrecks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7302/the-wahine-in-wellington-harbour (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006