Funeral for Tangiwai disaster victims

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) attends the funeral at Karori Cemetery, Wellington, on 31 December 1953 for 21 victims of the Tangiwai tragedy. A few months later the mass grave was exhumed after it became clear that some of the bodies had been misidentified.

See also Tangiwai Memorial information on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website. 

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What do you know?


Posted: 17 Sep 2008

I just know that it was the biggest disaster ever and heaps of people died like my great-great-grandad.