Wahine storm in Canterbury

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This recording contains a voice report by an unidentified male broadcaster on the effects on Canterbury of the storm that caused the Wahine disaster.

An elderly man was killed by a falling tree and a number of people have been injured. Damage is expected to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Water cascading down the hills into the Christchurch seaside suburbs of Sumner forced many homes to be evacuated. Twenty homes lost roofs on Canon Hill.

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Year 1968

Reference number 35814

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Duration 00:02:09

Date 1968

Subject Wahine (Ship)
Canterbury (N.Z.)/New Zealand
Disasters/Topical
Storms/Topical