As seen on TVNZ, this documentary provides a new look at the sinking of the passenger ferry, The Wahine, in Wellington harbour on April 10, 1968.
Fifty one of the ship's 735 passengers and crew died after they were forced to jump for their lives as the Wahine rolled over just hundreds of metres from houses in suburban Seatoun.
Stunning new animation brings to life the last moments of the inter island ferry, showing us the incredible sea conditions faced by the Wahine as she entered the harbour, as the worst recorded storm in New Zealand history hit the capital.
This documentary weaves personal stories, state of the art animation and historical footage to tell the tale of one of our worst marine disasters.
A really great informative DVD. Suitable for any ages and will bring back memories for anyone growing up in that era. The Wahine was an Inter islander ferry that sunk at the entrance of Wellington harbor on 10 April 1968, resulting in 51 deaths. A DVD that explains why and how that terrible tragedy happened. A+++