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Author: David Lomas; Jill Graham; Peter Elliott; Television New Zealand.; Mr Smith Television (Firm)
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : TVNZ and Mr Smith Television. : Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The inter-island ferry Wahine sank in Wellington Harbour on April 10, 1968 after it was overcome by the worst storm in New Zealand. Fifty-one people lost their lives. New animation brings to life the last moments - with wind gusts reaching 276 kilometres an hour, the animation shows how a giant wave picked up the 9,000 tonne Wahine and flung her sideways. In zero visability the ship's master tried to manoeuvre his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Lomas; Jill Graham; Peter Elliott; Television New Zealand.; Mr Smith Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 232546923
Language Note: In English (Dolby 2.0) with optional English captions.
Notes: Originally produced for television, 2008.
Credits: Script editor, Mark Everton ; research, David Lomas ; director of photography, Chris Terpstra.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Elliott.
Description: 1 DVD (approximately 45 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD 5 single layer ; encoded for all regions ; PAL.
Responsibility: director, Jill Graham ; producers, David Lomas, Jill Graham.

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The inter-island ferry Wahine sank in Wellington Harbour on April 10, 1968 after it was overcome by the worst storm in New Zealand. Fifty-one people lost their lives. New animation brings to life the last moments - with wind gusts reaching 276 kilometres an hour, the animation shows how a giant wave picked up the 9,000 tonne Wahine and flung her sideways. In zero visability the ship's master tried to manoeuvre his vessel back out of the harbour but instead, he struck Barrett Reef. The Wahine then drifted helplessly before rolling over and sinking just hundreds of metres from land. The 735 passengers and crew had to jump for their lives. Many were swept across the harbour to a remote and rocky shoreline. Rescue attempts were difficult and dangerous. This TVNZ documentary provides a new look at the disaster by concentrating on some of the survivors and their day of horror, together with animation which illustrates, for the first time, how the Wahine succumbed in a terrible storm, to become one of New Zealand's worst sea tragedies.

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