I made this for Radio New Zealand National early in 2008. Never got a contract so I would like to keep it hear-able so here it is! Still, please do not redistribute, edit or broadcast this episode, without getting it cleared by me and RNZ first. Thanks!

From the RNZ website: New Zealand’s worst shipwreck, was not the Wahine but something older and much less well remembered. Today in our New Zealand Society feature, Deidre Wogan takes Connor Walsh around the graves of some of the victims, in Wellington’s Karori Cemetry.

The disaster is covered in the book “The Wreck of the Penguin” by Bruce Collins. The Ship sank 12 Feb 1909 A Mass funeral was 16 Feb 1909