Author(s): McCloy, Nicola
Earthquakes, volcanoes, shipwrecks, landslides, mining accidents and wild weather. This book looks at many of the tragedies that have affected New Zealanders, from the Wellington/Wairarapa earthquake of 1855 to the Manawatu floods of 2004, from the wreck of the HMS Orpheus in 1863 to the Wahine and Mount Erebus. These events rocked the nation - but also highlighted the resilience and strength of the human spirit, as New Zealanders have always shown a willingness to get involved and help others when disaster strikes. Richly illustrated with powerful images of adversity and people working for the common good, "New Zealand Disasters" tells the story of these events.