1968: Wahine rescue

A lifeboat from Wahine lands on Seatoun beach, 10 Apr 1968

A lifeboat from Wahine lands on Seatoun beach, 10 Apr 1968.
Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

A Wahine lifeboat arrives at the Seatoun jetty

A Wahine lifeboat arrives at the Seatoun jetty, 10 Apr 1968. Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

Wahine survivors arriving at Seatoun beach

Wahine survivors arriving at Seatoun beach. Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

A Wahine survivor receives soup after landing on Seatoun beach, 10 Apr 1968. Salvation Army Capt David Bennett is at far left.

A Wahine survivor receives soup after landing on Seatoun beach, 10 Apr 1968. Salvation Army Capt David Bennett is at far left. Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

Policeman Ray Ruane carries a young survivor of the Wahine disaster. At right, Gregory Mackenzie and Diane Parnell, students at University of Otago.

Policeman Ray Ruane carries a young survivor of the Wahine disaster. At right, Gregory Mackenzie and Diane Parnell, students at University of Otago who were on their way to Tauranga for Easter.
Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

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A Wahine lifeboat at Eastbourne the day after the sinking

A Wahine lifeboat at Eastbourne the day after the sinking, 11 Apr 1968. Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

Liferaft and wreckage from the ferry Wahine on Eastbourne Beach

Liferaft and wreckage from the ferry Wahine on Eastbourne Beach, 11 Apr 1968.
Evening Post photo, Alexander Turnbull Library

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