Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lest we Forget
Well we remember the Wahine disaster. We were at Intermediate at the time, and the storm where we were was bad enough. But when we heard of the tragedy unfolding in and around Wellington Harbour on 10 April 1968, we were, like the rest of the nation transfixed.
The Dom-Post marks the 42nd anniversary of the Wahine tragedy this morning with a story of heroism. We won't copy and paste any of it, but it's a fitting reminder of a tragic day for Wellington and for New Zealand. Our thoughts and our prayers go out today to all who were touched by the sinking of the Wahine, with the loss of 51 lives - Arohanui.
UPDATE: PM of NZ blogs about the collision of two weather systems which led to the fateful storm - well worth a read