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Are you concerned about high levels of illiteracy amongst adults in New Zealand?

Would you like to help another adult learn to read and write?

By winning this HELP-ME-READ auction you will be donating the full price to LITERACY AOTEAROA PORIRUA / Porirua Language Project.

Your donation will provide 25 hours free professional tuition for an adult to learn to read and write, and you will receive this free gift book for yourself or to give to someone else as a gift.

Thank you for your donation and helping make an important difference in an adult learner’s life.

We are a registered non- profit charity helping 150+ adult learners each year for the past 30 years in Porirua.
Your gift book will include a donation receipt which can be used for tax purposes and a gift card acknowledging the value and purpose of your donation, and our appreciation.

“ Before starting I could not write a sentence, but now I can write a letter to my friend which makes me feel really good and proud of myself”

THE GIFT BOOK WHICH WILL BE POSTED TO YOU ….

The Wahine Disaster – A Tragedy Remembered, by Emmanuel Makarios,

Card covers, large format, 60 pages, as new condition.


is a study of one of the worst maritime disasters in New Zealand history. Drawing on oral history and archival records it provides a vivid account of the events of 10 April 1968.

In the early morning two violent storms merged over Wellington, creating a single cyclone that is still the worst recorded in New Zealand’s history. In this extraordinary storm the TEV Wahine foundered on Barrett Reef and sank near Steeple Rock at the mouth of Wellington Harbour. Of the 610 passengers and 123 crew on board (plus one stowaway), 53 were killed.

Drawing on oral history and archival history this book answers all of the most frequently asked questions about the tragedy, providing information about the storm and its impact and how and why the ferry foundered. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Porirua, Wellington, NZ

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