New Zealand disasters timeline

Page 3 – Further information



  • G. Conly & G. Stewart, Tragedy on the track: Tangiwai and other New Zealand railway accidents, Grantham House, Wellington, 1986
  • C. W. N. Ingram, New Zealand shipwrecks: over 200 years of disasters at sea, 8th rev. ed., Hodder Moa, Auckland, 2007
  • N. McCloy, New Zealand disasters: earthquakes, eruptions, wrecks and fires: events that rocked a nation, Whitcoulls, Auckland, 2004
  • G. McLean, Full astern! An illustrated history of New Zealand shipwrecks, Grantham House, Wellington, 2007
  • J. Melser, New Zealand disasters, Longman Paul, Auckland, 1983
  • B. Morris, Darkest days, Wilson and Horton, Auckland, 1987
  • M. Wright, Quake: Hawke's Bay 1931, Reed, Auckland, 2001

For an account of pre-European disasters in New Zealand see:

  • B. McFadgen, Hostile shores: catastrophic events in prehistoric New Zealand and their impact on Maori coastal communities, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2007
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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Dec-2012