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On the 29 November 1979, Air New Zealand Antarctic sightseeing flight TE901 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus. 257 passenger and crew were killed including Mervyn John Oliver of Ashhurst. He was 65 years old. He was laid to rest in Ashhurst Cemetery and in 1992 was joined by his wife Eileen.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
COMM1565997240
Title
Mervyn John Oliver - Erebus Disaster
Format
Born Digital
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Creation

Created By
Place
Ashhurst Domain, Ashhurst
Date
August 17, 2019

Object rights

Credit Line
Leanne Hickman

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ashhurst,
cemetery,
erebus,
grave,
memorial,
place crash,
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