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A fellow survivor puts a comforting arm around seven-year-old Clarence O'Neill after the Wahine's number four lifeboat landed at Seatoun Beach A fine modern ship, the Wahine steams into Wellington Harbour in idyllic weather. Pencarrow Head is in the background A lifeboat can be dimly seen leaving the stricken Wahine while the tug Tapuhi looms in the background. Sailing through the air, just under the starboard wing of the bridge is an inflated liferaft Australians Gladys and Albert Donohoo who became separated after leaping from the Wahine. They were reunited later in Wellington Hospital A young girl from the Wahine's number two lifeboat is helped by rescuers at Seatoun Captain Robertson looks at a model of his ship at the inquiry into the Wahine's loss Chief officer Rodney Luly is helped ashore from the Worser Bay Surf Club's boat Miss Europa, which plucked him and a Wahine seaman from the water. On Luly's right is local resident Pat Mclntyre who helped crew the surtboat Deputy harbour master Bill Galloway, who managed to board the Wahine before she capsized Map of Wellington harbour, showing final positions of the Wahine lifeboats Map of Wellington harbour, showing incidents in the disaster of the Wahine The abandoned Wahine on the point of capsizing just off the end of Seatoun Beach. In the left foreground is the jagged bulk of Steeple Rock The rail ferry Aramoana, unable to help, stands off the stern of the Wahine shortly after she capsized The Wahine's number four lifeboat, which was hand-propelled for most of the way, surges on to Seatoun Beach The Zodiac rescue craft from Wellington Airport arrives at Seatoun Wharf full of survivors plucked from the water. Mrs Mary Lee of Kaitaia (second from right) was being pounded by huge seas when the Zodiac crew rescued her "in the nick of time". — Rescuers struggle through the low surf to help those aboard the Wahine's number two lifeboat, which was towed into Seatoun Wharf Wahine crewman George Brabander carries a young boy to safety from the Wahine's number four lifeboat which landed midway along Seatoun Beach


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