Families, kids and adult time. This is all in one park - Churchill Wahine rememberance. The history lesson kicks off and the kids ask, "what's that chain, funnel, plaque?" You take them on a discovery and learn the parts of one of NZ's tragic maritime event. Inquiry into the event unravels from the plaque and you ponder on the people involved and the loving brave community that went to help the treacherous passengers. Memories of the 54 lives lost become apparent and you touch the cold metal funnels and anchor as if personified you think of that April 10 moment in time.
Your kids will write a story in school about it as you spend the time teasing out the facts of the tragic event. But you offer hope to a new generation by passing on the significance of Wahine and how lives were lost but many saved that aweful southerly day.
So ponder, reflect, have fun on the swings and keep the faith alive of Wahine for all to know as you look out yonder the calm bay of Steeple rock and round to Bearing Head.
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