Region Ten wants national recognition for Son Chapman

Region Ten residents want the region’s parliamentarians to take a motion to Parliament for the national budget to include funding to build a monument to commemorate the Son Chapman launch tragedy, which occurred on 6 July 1964.

The resolution was adopted towards the end of a symposium on Sunday 6 July 2014 that was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the tragedy in which forty-three people, including children and a pregnant woman died when an explosion occurred on the launch off Hurudaia as the vessel was on the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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