[Wahine day 25th anniversary - Wayne Mowat, 1993-04-08].

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A Wahine Day 25th anniversary programme with Wayne Mowat on 8.4.93. Includes archival radio reports from 10 April 1968 covering the sinking of the inter-island ferry in Wellington Harbour.

Interview with Roxanne Kajala [Ijara?], a researcher from Top Shelf Productions who have made a television documentary "The Wahine - the untold story" She talks about about the first-hand accounts they received.

Other interviewees with their memories of the day:
Alex Neill, weather forecaster at the time when the storm hit is interviewed by telephone.
Archival 1968 news report of other damage caused by the storm.
Joe Arkley, a Seatoun historian who was also involved in the rescue is interviewed.
Louella Jensen, a member of the team of Air Force personnel from Wigram who was onboard and sang to lift spirits on board. She is interviewed about her memories of the voyage.
Paul Dean, who was a steward on board the Wahine is interviewed in the studio about the disaster. He says he tries not to recall the sinking most of the time.
Archival report from 1968 by Paddy O'Donnell, 2ZB reporter for the NZBC. Paddy is then interviewed from his home in Toowoomba, Australia about his memories of the day.
Peter Bush, newspaper photographer talks about evading police blockade to reach Seatoun and Worser Bay. He recalls the other press photographers who covered the event and international interest in their pictures.
Archival audio from 1968 is played also.

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Year 1993

Reference number 21971

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Bush, Peter, 1930-, Interviewee
Mowat, Wayne, Announcer
O'Donnell, Paddy, Interviewee
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989)

Duration 01:30:00

Date 08 Apr 1993

Subject Wahine (Ship)

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