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Wahine Ferry Kitset Model A4

$35.00 NZD

The Wahine Kitset Model comes flat-packed with instructions for simple assembly.


Designed and made in Wellington by Abstract Design, the laser cut MDF pieces slot together easily. They can be permanently joined with a small spot of PVA glue.


In the early morning of 10 April 1968, two violent storms merged over Wellington. The storm created a single cyclone that is still the worst recorded in New Zealand’s history. In this extraordinary storm the TEV Wahine foundered on Barrett Reef and sank near Steeple Rock at the mouth of Wellington Harbour. There were 610 passengers and 123 crew on board the Wahine (plus one stowaway) and of those, 53 were killed. It is widely referred to as the blackest day in Wellington's history.


  • Kitset model of the Wahine
  • Flat-packed A4 sheet of laser cut MDF
  • Easy to assemble using instructions provided
  • Ideal gift for postage and sending overseas
  • Pieces can be permanently joined using PVA glue
  • Designed and made by Wellington company Abstract Design


Because of its compact size, this model is ideal for postage and sending overseas.


Designed and made right here in Wellington, Abstract Design’s laser cut products are inspired by all things Aotearoa. The pieces are made from MDF and easy to assemble.


This product is also available to purchase in store at Wellington Museum.