The Sinking of the Wahine

It is a sad anniversary today – 45 years ago the Wahine sunk off Wellington with the loss of 51 lives.

The Wahine disaster

Find out more:

NZBC Classics - Wahine Disaster

3 thoughts on “The Sinking of the Wahine

  1. Helen 11 April 2013 / 11:22 am

    was sunk surely!

    • Donna 12 April 2013 / 3:50 pm

      We debated this one in the office … OED said either is correct in this case. Tricky!

  2. lynners 11 April 2013 / 12:47 pm

    So long ago, but I remember how ferocious the weather was. The tree next door blew over on to the road and cut the power lines (this was in Spreydon). I was nine years old; I knew the storm must be serious because my mother wouldn’t let me go to school – the one and only time this ever happened.

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