Survivors of the Wahine disaster

Clarence O'Neill (the young boy centre-left, wearing an oversized life jacket) and other survivors huddle on Seatoun beach following the sinking of the Wahine on 10 April 1968.

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nicky

Posted: 10 Apr 2017

my mums frend died mr Goodman we were told he took off his life jacket to put under a young boys head as a pillow when the càll came to abandon ship he couldn't find his life jacket in the panic looking at this photo I wonder if that was his life jacket this young boy had I was only 8 he was s very kind man

Anonymous

Posted: 10 Apr 2016

My dad was the chef on the wahine he was the 2nd to last peson off him & the captain

Trevia neel

Posted: 21 Mar 2016

How many children were killed how many children survived without there parent or parents? :(

pooploser69

Posted: 07 May 2014

how many children were onboard the wahine?

vola taualupe

Posted: 10 Jun 2011

sad!

danielle

Posted: 21 Sep 2009

i feel sad for poor young collin the boy who died in the wahine disaster

danielle mudgway

Posted: 21 Sep 2009

my friend hes an old man he was a fire fighter and he helped put tarpoulines and fix windows and doors during the storm

Neill Atkinson

Posted: 17 Sep 2009

Zevon, there were 734 passengers and crew on the ship so 683 people survived the sinking that day. Two of these survivors died later, though.

zevon

Posted: 15 Sep 2009

how many survivors were there

Anonymous

Posted: 23 Nov 2008

Clarence O'Neills life jacket kept coming off when the wind hit his face.

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