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On 4 June 1943, the crash of the Cromwell to Dunedin express near Hyde ended lives, devastated families, and shook an entire country. It was the biggest catastrophe the peaceful Maniototo district had ever seen. Twenty-one of the 113 passengers on board were killed and 47 injured. Eighty years on, historian Jim Sullivan examines this fateful day and its consequences.
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra
Wednesday 31 May, 6:30pm
This event is part of Central Otago Heritage Trust’s ‘Heritage Talks’ programme.
Entry by koha with proceeds going to Central Stories.