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 Wahine disaster 45 years on

Wahine disaster 45 years on

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This film was produced in 2013 by Archives New Zealand to mark the 45th anniversary of the Wahine disaster of 10 April 1968. The film features photographs and documents from the Archives New Zealand collections. Archives New Zealand YouTube video Wahine disaster ...

Remembering the victims, survivors and rescuers of the Wahine tragedy

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Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster at an event in Wellington today. “Today we acknowledge the people and the families of the people who lost their lives in the disaster and recognise the survivors and ...

 Wahine disaster map

Wahine disaster map

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Seatoun at about 2.30 p.m.  This interactive requires Flash 7 or later to view. Ministry for Culture and Heritage Permission of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage must be obtained before any reuse of this image. interactive Wahine disaster disasters wahine disaster maps wellington harbour wellington ...

Further information

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Ingram, New Zealand shipwrecks: over 200 years of disasters at sea, 8th rev. edn, Hodder Moa, Auckland, 2007 A.A. Kirk, Express steamers of Cook Strait, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968 Emmanuel Makarios, The Wahine disaster: a tragedy remembered, Grantham House in association with the Wellington ...

The Wahine and Maori at Lyttelton wharf

The Wahine and Maori at Lyttelton wharf

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V.C. Browne photograph, Gavin McLean collection wahine disaster lyttelton ferries ...

Wahine 50 Trust on commemoration, boats, and www.wahine50.org.nz

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Survivors of the Wellington Wahine disaster have formed a charitable trust to plan the commemoration of the 50 th anniversary (10 April 2018) of the sinking of the Wahine. The Wahine lists heavily to starboard near Steeple Rock in Wellington Harbour on 10 April 1968. Lifeboats are just visible on ...

The Wahine 's cafeteria, 1967

The Wahine 's cafeteria, 1967

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image. disasters wahine disaster shipping ferries ...

The Wahine Disaster – Catalyst for Change

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The significance of the Wahine disaster for New Zealand goes well beyond the events of the day,” says Lieutenant General (Retired) Rhys Jones, Chair of the Wahine 50 Charitable Trust (set up to help plan and deliver the 50th Wahine Day commemorations on 10 April 2018). The Wahine disaster is well ...

50th Wahine Day commemorations... survivors attending

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Nearly 70 survivors of New Zealand's worst shipwreck in modern times, as well as family members of the 53 who died, have registered to attend the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster in and around Wellington on Tuesday, 10 April. “They, along with rescuers and those involved in ...

Wahine 50 Charitable Trust’s collected stories donated

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On Wednesday 10 April, Wahine Day, the Alexander Turnbull Library will make available 60 personal accounts of the Wahine disaster collected by the Wahine 50 Charitable Trust as part of last year’s 50th commemorations. “These first-hand accounts by survivors, family of those who died, and those ...

Responding to tragedy- Classroom activities

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Zealand. It includes: New Zealand disasters timeline Tangiwai disaster Wahine disaster Erebus disaster Responding to tragedy We welcome feedback. Please use the comments box at the bottom of this page. Social studies The cause and impact of these disasters is of great relevance to social studies at all ...

Wahine disaster- classroom activities

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Zealand. It includes: New Zealand disasters timeline The 1918 influenza pandemic The Tangiwai rail disaster The sinking of the Wahine The Erebus disaster We welcome feedback. Please use the comments box at the bottom of this page.  Social studies The cause and impact of these disasters is of great ...

Tangiwai disaster- classroom activities

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Zealand. It includes: New Zealand disasters timeline The 1918 influenza pandemic The Tangiwai rail disaster The sinking of the Wahine The Erebus disaster We welcome feedback. Please use the comments box at the bottom of this page. Social studies The cause and impact of these disasters is of great relevance ...

Erebus disaster- classroom activities

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Zealand. It includes: New Zealand disasters timeline The 1918 influenza pandemic The Tangiwai rail disaster The sinking of the Wahine The Erebus disaster We welcome feedback. Please use the comments box at the bottom of this page. Social studies The cause and impact of these disasters is of great relevance ...

Classroom activities- New Zealand disasters

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Zealand. It includes: New Zealand disasters timeline The 1918 influenza pandemic The Tangiwai rail disaster The sinking of the Wahine The Erebus disaster We welcome feedback. Please use the comments box at the bottom of this page.  Social studies The cause and impact of these disasters is of great ...

Cook Strait's dangerous waters- roadside stories

Cook Strait's dangerous waters- roadside stories

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Transcript Archival audio: Coverage of the Wahine disaster. Narrator: The turbulent waters of Cook Strait flow through the only significant gap in New Zealand’s mountainous backbone. As the prevailing westerly winds reach New Zealand, they are funnelled through the small gap between the North and South ...

New Zealand disasters activities

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There have been a number of accidents in New Zealand history which due to their magnitude and loss of life can be described as disasters or tragedies. NZHistory.net.nz looks at several of these events including: The 1918 influenza pandemic The Tangiwai rail disaster The sinking of the Wahine The ...

 Wahine disaster rescue story

Wahine disaster rescue story

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19-year-old Kate McGibbon (now Watson) and her rescuer Eroni Vakacegu on the shore near Eastbourne, 10 April 1968. Kate Watson remembers the Wahine disaster The night the Wahine sailed from Lyttelton was very dark and eerie, and there was a feeling of impending danger in the air. I can remember ...

Key vocab

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Use the topics in the Disasters category of NZHistory.net.nz  for the following activity ideas.  1. Key vocab Learning and reinforcing understanding of key words associated with a particular piece of content can be very important especially to younger students. There are several ways of doing ...

1968- key events

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Wahine disaster At around 6.40 a.m. on 10 April the inter-island ferry Wahine, with 734 passengers and crew on board, struck Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. Would-be rescuers stood helplessly on the beach at Seatoun as the Wahine succumbed to Hurricane Giselle, one of the worst ...

Troopship Wahine wrecked en route to Korea

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The Wahine leaving Wellington for Korea, 1951 (Alexander Turnbull Library, 114/333/04-G) After three decades on the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry run, and service in two world wars,   the TSS (twin-screw steamship)  Wahine  was  chartered by  the New Zealand government to transport Kayforce troops to ...

Wahine 50 services move indoors

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Despite the weather, the Wahine 50 programme for today remains intact, except for a couple of venue changes: ·       The 6.30am Dawn Service in Eastbourne will now be held in Muritai Schoo l, 166 Muritai Road, Eastbourne (instead of by the Wahine mast memorial), and ·       the 11.30am New Zealand ...

Lyttelton-Wellington ferries

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The Rangatira On 10 April 1968 the Union Steam Ship Company's roll-on roll-off passenger ferry Wahine capsized and sank at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. The disaster cost more than 50 lives and stunned the nation.  However, for more than 80 years the overnight Lyttelton ferry, or ...

Liner Wanganella refloated in Wellington Harbour

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Aerial view of the Wanganella on Barrett Reef (Alexander Turnbull Library, EP-Ships-Wanganella-01) The trans-Tasman liner Wanganella, carrying 400 passengers from Sydney, struck Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour at 11.30 p.m. on 19 January 1947. Unlike the Wahine disaster, which ...

People on the spot

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Use the topics in the Disasters category of NZHistory.net.nz  for the following activity ideas. An important skill to develop when looking at events from the past is to somehow put yourself in someone else’s position to try and understand why they behaved as they did. What might you have done ...

Rough crossings

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catastrophes, the 1909 Penguin disaster and the 1968 sinking of the Wellington–Lyttelton ferry Wahine. In 1983 the Aratika ’s Captain John Mansell was interviewed on a strait crossing: The strait has a bad reputation because the wind can change so quickly. A southerly gale can blow up a big swell very quickly, ...

What's the question?

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Use the topics in the Disasters category of NZHistory for the following activity ideas.  This game is based on a popular TV show in many countries called Jeopardy (given the subject matter this title might be seen as a little insensitive). Students are given the answer and have to determine what ...

Communicating ideas

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beyond Tangiwai, Wahine or Erebus, The New Zealand Disasters timeline from NZHistory.net provides an extensive list from which to choose.. Making a New Zealand disasters web page Based on the IT and skills available to you this might be a worthwhile alternative to the textbook activity. It might be ...

End of the line

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Lounge with T.V. are bold in their colour schemes; the Sports Bar and Pacific Room are relaxed in their atmosphere. Union Steam Ship Company advertisement, 1972 The Wahine tragedy of 1968 cast a dark cloud over the Lyttelton–Wellington service. Hopes of salvaging the sunken vessel were dashed, and for ...

Aratere ferry slideshow

Aratere ferry slideshow

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bristles with technology to help it make light work of Cook Strait … With the amount of technology on this ship you’ll never have another Wahine [disaster].’ The Spanish-built Aratere had all the bells and whistles. The quest for automation even did away with the traditional mooring rope. Instead, New ...

Ships and Shipwrecks: Maritime History 1912 – 2006

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attempt to try and rectify the damage. Other ships met similar fates. The S.S.Tyrone off Otago heads, the Wahine on 10 April 1968 (New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster) and the passenger liner, Mikhail Lermontov. The weather was the cause of many a wreck; but not always- the Mikhail Lermontov in ...

Overview

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weekly wage for adult males ($42) was very similar to that of the adult minimum wage in 2018. Popular culture TV report of the Wahine disaster Following the first regular broadcasts in 1960, t elevision  soon had a great impact on life in this country. There were just 23,000 television licence holders in ...

Selected anniversaries 2014-2018

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Quesnoy (Nov 1918) 100th of Armistice ending First World War (Nov 1918) 100th of influenza pandemic that killed 8600 New Zealanders (Oct-Dec 1918) 75th of Allied victory in North Africa (May 1943) 75th of start of NZ involvement in Italian campaign (Oct 1943) 50th of Wahine disaster (April 1968) 50th of ...

NZ On Air invests $9m for 24 new factual projects

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Prime, up to $177,092 The Second Wave of P, 1 x 30 mins + 3 x 5 mins, NZME for NZHerald.co.nz, up to $161,564 He Whaipaanga Hou,1 x 52 mins, Storybox for The Spinoff, up to $100,000 Talune – Ship Of Death, 1 x 30 mins, Tikilounge Productions for The Coconet.tv, up to $56,989 The Wahine Disaster 50 Years ...

Guide for junior teachers

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teachers and students. An early example of this can be found in the feature on the Wahine disaster in our Culture and Society section. You will see a link through to some Classroom activities that include ideas on how this feature and its media gallery could be used from Levels 1 to 4. The beauty of these ...

1966- key events

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with Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay. The new inter-island ferry Wahine arrived at Wellington on 24 July and made its first voyage to Lyttelton on 1 August. Its sinking at the entrance to Wellington Harbour in 1968 is one of the enduring images of New Zealand in the sixties. The 20-year two-party ...

Our history books

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Do Local History, Gavin McLean (Otago University Press) Last Line of Defence: New Zealanders Remember the War at Home, Megan Hutching (ed.) (HarperCollins) Life on the edge: New Zealand’s natural hazards and disasters / Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand (David Bateman) Trainland: How Railways ...

Early evening news on TV

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television news service Visnews (formerly BCINA), giving it an 'effective source of world news'. 1968 On 10 April the news service 'comes of age' with its coverage of the Wahine disaster. The footage wins the World Newsfilm Award. 1969 On 3 November television networking begins. All ...

New Zealand Oral History Awards recipients

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Impulse Dance Theatre and Limbs Dance Company Gareth Watkins, $8000 So Now We Are Legal (Post Homosexual Law Reform – interviews with younger LGBTI community members) Shelley Seay,  $6000 The effect of the Wahine disaster, April 10 1968: Personal stories from survivors, crew and rescuers Helen Frizzell, ...

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