Kōrero: Historic volcanic activity

An eye-witness account of the Tangiwai disaster (1 o 2)

An eye-witness account of the Tangiwai disaster

This view of Whangaehu River bed after the flood had subsided shows the engine and one of the carriages covered in mud. Download the PDF to read Joan Karam's description of the terror of being in one of the carriages that plunged into the river, and how she escaped.

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu and the Tangiwai disaster', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/6874/an-eye-witness-account-of-the-tangiwai-disaster (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006