Ep 11. Towards The Mountain

Sarah Myles lost her Poppa Frank Christmas on the flight.  She talks of her recently published book Towards the Mountain, a Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus and of how important it to is to talk about the things that cause us pain in our lives. 

Ep 10. 3 People Is Such A Lot To Lose

David Allan (72) lost his Dad Malyon, his Mum Marjorie and his sister Jane who was in her last year of high school.  He talks of how he practically got through in those early days and of how important it is for people to be straight up and tell it like it is. 

Ep 9. 40 Years is A Long Time To Wait

Dan Moloney lost his Dad, Nick Moloney who was the Flight Engineer on the sightseeing trip.  He talks of the impact Erebus has had on his life and of why an Erebus National Memorial is important for all New Zealanders. 

Ep 8. Ex Erebus

Miriam Clancy is a Kiwi Singer/Songwriter based in New York.  She lost her Aunty Marie Clancy Wolfert, who was on board as a  Flight Attendant.   Miriam speaks of the wider implications her Aunt’s death had on her family and shares her song Ex Erebus.

Ep 6. Our Jim Daddy

Jim Collins was the Captain of the fatal flight. But how did his family cope after the much loved Father & Husband died and then was falsely accused of causing the crash? Kathryn Carter, his eldest daughter, shares precious and personal memories.

Ep 4. A True Father

Denise Roper was a young Mum when she heard the news that her fun-loving, happy go, lucky Dad, Frank Christmas had died on the flight.  She speaks of the impact Erebus has had on her life and of the journey that helped bring healing to her heart. 

Ep 3. The Memorial Champion

Rev Richard Waugh is a busy man with a big heart.  He’s a  Minister, Chaplain and Aviation Historian and although Richard didn’t lose a loved one on board, he’s made it his personal mission to ensure the Erebus Families have a National Erebus Memorial.    

Ep 2. Journey to Forgiveness

At 18, Mark Head (Lizzie Oakes’ older brother) was on a cargo ship at sea, when he heard the news that Nan, Muriel Harrison had died on the flight.  Mark shares a very real, raw and honest account of his journey to forgiveness. 


On November 28th 1979 an Air New Zealand sightseeing flight crashed into the side of Mt Erebus killing everyone on board.  Lizzie Oakes was 10 when she lost her Nan on the flight, 40 years later she talks with others whose lives have been impacted by the disaster.