Free Read [Travel Book] ê Weeping Waters - by Anne Maria Nicholson Ñ

By Anne Maria Nicholson | Comments: ( 909 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

On Christmas Eve 1953, shortly after 10pm a lahar torrent of water gushed out of the crater of Mount Ruapehu and swept down the valley, fatally weakening a railway bridge, minutes before a packed overnight express train nose dived into a river at tangiwai, in the centre of the North Island Many of the 285 passengers, mostly families and young people, were asleep and 151On Christmas Eve 1953, shortly after 10pm a lahar torrent of water gushed out of the crater of Mount Ruapehu and swept down the valley, fatally weakening a railway bridge, minutes before a packed overnight express train nose dived into a river at tangiwai, in the centre of the North Island Many of the 285 passengers, mostly families and young people, were asleep and 151 perished in one of the world s worst train disasters For Maori the tragedy was inevitable the train track should never have been built across the volcano s path tangiwai means weeping waters and was known as the place of torrential flows and death In Weeping Waters, the memories of tangiwai drive those who live there fifty years on to look for ways to tame Ruapehu, where another deadly lahar is building Set between 1953 and the present day the novel is based on events surrounding the tangiwai disaster and the conflict that still exists While the characters and incidents are invented, many of the 1953 survival and rescue stories are based on true events When a young Vulcanologist comes to research early warning systems on the mountain, she finds herself in the middle of a raging debate between local landowners, iwi and government agencies With a hidden agenda of her own she finds herself torn between two men, each on opposing sides of the argument.


  • Title: Weeping Waters
  • Author: Anne Maria Nicholson
  • ISBN: 9781869506490
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Weeping Waters

  • Cally73

    Story worked better when focused on the scientific and cultural rather than the romantic which I found fairly unbelievable. There seemed to be an awful lot of telling rather than showing and some things would seem to come out of nowhere, e.g. when Frances thinks Sam's attractive. Should have been right at first meeting not after some time, especially when it was so random. Frances's past relationship was pointless and it would have been far better to concentrate on developing other inter-persona [...]


  • Annie

    I found this book really emotional in parts and very informative. The Tangiwai train disaster is something I knew of only in an abstract form as it happened well before my birth. The flashback accounts of survivors made it feel very real and completely devastating and horrific for those who survived and the rescuers who helped out. I also loved the Maori perspective interspersed through the tale. The modern day part of the tale is a bit more contrived and feels like the ending was rushed a bit b [...]


  • Briar Elliot

    Love this book love how she sets it in New Zealand amazing book worth 6stars or more


  • BookCrazy

    This book had good points and bad, thus the 3 star review (I wish the option for 2.5 existed). The excerpts from the survivors of the train wreck caused by the lahar, which open each chapter are excellent. These make the disaster and its aftermath poignant and personal. As the train wreck had a direct impact on several of the characters and drives the story, along with the volcano that caused the lahar, I had hoped for more compelling writing. The main characters are Hollywood stereotypes. Only [...]


  • The Cats Mother

    Frances, a British seismologist, moves from the USA to Taupo, New Zealand, to join a research team studying increased volcanic activity on Mt Ruapehu. Tensions are running high locally between factions who want to bulldoze the crater to try and prevent a recurrence of the 1953 Tangiwai disaster, when a lahar destroyed a railway bridge, sending a train crashing into the river, killing 153 people in one of the country's worst disasters, and the local Maori who feel the mountain should be left alon [...]


  • Sharon

    Good to read with local interest. Hope Ruapehu doesn't blow again in a hurrry!


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