New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
$100 WINNING LETTER
As we mark the 50 th anniversary of the Wahine disaster, we remember our fellow K iwis who witnes sed the horrific event on that fateful day. A huge thanks for sharing the stories (09.0 4.18). Many lives were lost and families of victims would still have vivid memories of the tragedy and the horror of it all, but also stories of triumph emerged, such as that of Murray and Sharon Major with their very young baby Sarah, who survived the ordeal. As it is painful to recollect, they don’t want to be reminded of the event ever y day – and who can blame them? And the stor y of Toby Gray, who was a teenage deck boy and helped people as they tried to escape and get to the shore, is amazing. In times of disaster, the true stories of humanity surfaces and people help each other, particularly the young ones, and the weak and vulnerable. I applaud everyone who lent a hand to save other s and are doing what they can to survive the traged y.