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This is an auction for THE WAHINE DISASTER by Max Lambert & Jim Hartley.

PLUS a packet of newspaper cuttings relating to the disaster.

"The sinking of the Wahine in 1968 is by far the best known shipping disaster in New Zealand. The tragedy can be attributed to one major cause: the weather. The storm which exploded upon Wellington in April 1968 was one of the worst recorded in New Zealand. Its ferocity was due to it being a combination of two storms which merged directly over Wellington. They clashed at almost exactly the same time as the overnight Lyttleton-Wellington ferry TEV Wahine approached the harbour entrance. Massive waves and hurricane force winds led to the ship being forced on to Barrett's Reef. This resulted in the loss of the starboard propeller and the failure of the port engine, leaving the ship without propulsive power. With capsize inevitable, the order to abandon ship was given. Of the 734 passengers and crew on board, 51 lost their lives. On shore, the storm resulted in massive damage, flooding and injuries as people were hit by debris. The storm also marked the coming-of-age for television news broadcasting in New Zealand as camera crews rushed to report on events as they unfolded. The resulting footage was screened around the world. Television coverage of the disaster later went on to win an international World News film award. THE WAHINE DISASTER by Max Lambert and Jim Hartley is probably the most detailed book written for the general reader on the disaster. It also includes a number of dramatic photographs of the event."

Hardback 1969.

221 pages.

Photographs throughout.

A previous owner's name. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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