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Erebus disaster

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by Imelda Bargas and Steve Watters and produced by the NZHistory team.


Books and articles

  • Air New Zealand McDonnell-Douglas DC10-30 ZK-NZP, Ross Island, Antarctica, 28 November 1979: Office of Air Accidents Investigation Report 79-139, Wellington, Office of Air Accidents Investigation, Ministry of Transport, 1980
  • Report of the Royal Commission to Inquire into the Crash on Mount Erebus, Antarctica of a DC10 Aircraft Operated by Air New Zealand Limited, Government Printer, Wellington, 1981
  • Susan Butterworth, More than law and order: policing a changing society 1945-92: the history of policing in New Zealand, volume five, Dunedin, University of Otago Press, 2005.
  • Noel Gillespie, Courage sacrifice devotion: the history of the US Navy Antarctic VXE-6 Squadron 1955-99, Infinity, Philadelphia, 2005.
  • Michael Guy, White out!, Alister Taylor Publishing Limited, Martinborough, 1980
  • Ken Hickson, Flight 901 to Erebus, Christchurch, Whitcoulls, 1980
  • Paul Holmes, Daughters of Erebus, Auckland, Hachette NZ Ltd, 2011
  • John King, New Zealand tragedies: aviation accidents and disasters, Wellington, Grantham House, 1994
  • C.H.N. L'Estrange, The Erebus enquiry: a tragic miscarriage of justice, Air Safety League of New Zealand, Auckland, 1995
  • Stuart Macfarlane, The Erebus papers: edited extracts from the Erebus proceedings with commentary, Avon Press, Auckland, 1991
  • Peter Mahon, Verdict on Erebus, Auckland, William Collins Publishers Ltd, 1984
  • Colin Monteath, Erebus The Ice Dragon: A portrait of an Antarctic volcano, Massey University Press, 2023
  • Sarah Myles, Towards the mountain: a story of grief and hope forty years on from Erebus, Allen & Unwin, Auckland, 2019
  • Tony Phillips, Gateway to the ice: Christchurch International Airport - Antarctic air links from 1955, Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Christchurch, 2001
  • Neil Rennie, Conquering isolation: the first 50 years of Air New Zealand, Auckland, Heinemann Reed, 1990
  • Alan Frazer and Tony Taylor, Psychological sequelae of Operation Overdue following the DC10 aircrash in Antarctica, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, 1981
  • Gordon Vette with John Macdonald, Impact Erebus, Auckland, Hodder and Stoughton, 1983

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated