4 Apr 2018

Sound archives: The sinking of the “Wahine”

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:41 pm on 4 April 2018

Next Tuesday, the 10th of April will be the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster, the sinking of the inter-island ferry ‘Wahine’ in Wellington Harbour in 1968, with the loss of 51 lives. 

In our weekly visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & vision today Sarah Johnston will revisit the disaster and how it was covered by radio.