Descendents of Wahine disaster victims honour the fallen

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster - and pupils at Muritai School, near the scene of the tragic accident, have created a museum of artifacts in honour of the anniversary.

Fifty-three people lost their lives when the ferry sank near the entrance to Wellington Harbour in 1968.

Hundreds of locals rushed to save and console those involved, and now many lessons have been handed down throughout the generations.

Some grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those involved in the disaster are now creating a museum based on the tragedy.

Watch the full report from The Project above.

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