Lifeboat at Wahine disaster

Lifeboat at <em>Wahine</em> disaster

A lifeboat from the Wahine comes ashore alongside Seatoun Wharf, 10 April 1968.

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Posted: 15 Jul 2017

Then man holding the rope was my grandfather

Michelle Nairn

Posted: 15 Apr 2017

I was on the Wahine Ferry with my mother and father and 2 sisters. My mother Margaret Emmett drowned. My father, 2 sistars and I returned to the UK. I was 4 years old when the ferry sank. My sister Sharon was 5 years old and Julie was 2 years old. My father Ronnie passed away in 2/10/2012. I can always recall my Dad commenting over the years about the support from the Salvation Army. Michelle Nairn (nee Emmett).