tangiwai disaster

Events In History

  • 24 December 1953
    Tangiwai railway disaster

    he worst railway disaster in New Zealand’s history occurred on Christmas Eve 1953, when the Wellington–Auckland night express plunged into the flooded Whangaehu River, just west of Tangiwai in the central North Island. Read more...

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Responding to tragedy

Royal Visit of 1953-54

  • Royal Visit of 1953-54

    For those New Zealanders old enough to have experienced it, the visit of the young Queen and her dashing husband, Prince Philip, to New Zealand in the summer of 1953-54 is a never-to-be forgotten event.

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  • Page 4 – The Queen and Māori

    For many Māori the royal visit raised important issues about their place in New Zealand.

New Zealand disasters timeline

  • New Zealand disasters timeline

    The disasters timeline and map give an overview of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, transport accidents, fires, mining accidents and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life.

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  • Page 1 - New Zealand disasters timelineThe disasters timeline and map give an overview of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, transport accidents, fires, mining accidents and other tragedies that have caused major

Tangiwai disaster