14 Nov 2012

A tsunami in Whitianga in 1960

From the collecton When the Siren Goes - audio

Ron Ross had over 50 years experience of working in the waters off the Coromandel Peninsula. In this extract from a Spectrum programme, he tells Jack Perkins of his adventures watching the effects of a giant tidal wave which hit the coastal settlement of Whitianga in May 1960. Broadcast April 1993. CDR 104 Spectrum 787 Coastal boats and Tidal Waves (Sound Archives reference)