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I Was There - Wahine Disaster

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2013

Once the boat started to go, once the floor started to move, that's when all bets were off and people responded in all sorts of different ways, and there was a lot of panic at that point.
– Passenger William Spring recalls his experience of the Wahine disaster
In those days you wouldn't rush in with a camera and film a dead body.
– NZBC cameraman Roger Johnstone
As I say I was only 18 at the time, and that was my first experience of any sort of casualties. Historically now, it was a very big event and you were there, and it was probably hard to realise just how bad it was at that stage.
– NZBC cameraman Roger Johnstone recalls his experience of the disaster