Omundsen Family
Genealogy Pages

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames
Search
First Name:


Last Name:





Murray James Major

Male 1946 -  (72 years)


Personal Information    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Murray James Major 
    Born 17 Jan 1946  Gisborne NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    Person ID I36  Omundsen
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2018 

    Father Robert Thomas (Tom) Major,   b. 4 May 1912, Rongotea NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 106 years) 
    Mother Gweneth Omundsen,   b. 3 Oct 1917, Dannervirke NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2016, Auckland NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sharon Allayne Oakley,   b. 10 Aug 1946, Ashburton NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Annette Major,   b. 23 Sep 1967, Christchurch NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Louise Laura Major,   b. 19 Oct 1970, Wellington NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Photos
    Wahine NZ Inter Island Ferry Sinking 50th Anniversary Stamp
    Wahine NZ Inter Island Ferry Sinking 50th Anniversary Stamp
    Murray, Sharon & Sarah Major Waiting To Abandon Ship.
    On 10 April 1968 the New Zealand Inter Island Ferry, the Wahine, was caught in a fierce storm and ran aground on Barrett Reef in the mouth of the Wellington harbour and capsized.

    Sarah was 6 months old and on board with her parents Murray & Sharon.
    Her mother Sharon threw her off the ferry down to a young 18 year old man Mike Fisher waiting below in a lifeboat.
    Sharon then managed to scramble onto the lifeboat herself.
    Her father Murray dropped into the water and held a rope on the side of the liferaft.
    A tugboat appeared, and once again Sarah had to throw Sarah, this time up to a waiting sailor who caught her safely.
    All three managed to survive.
    There were 734 people on board, and 53 people died.
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart