Mrs Iris Harris, age 93, of 317 Pinehill Road

The OETT has been advised by Stephen Harris of the death of his mother Iris. She was one of the original life members of the OETT. The trust offers its condolences to Stephen.

The following was received via the Website's Mailer system from Stephen


 4 May 2019, 21:37  
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Stephen Harris
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I would like to inform the Trust that a life member of the OETT has passed away on Monday 22nd April 2019.
The member was Mrs Iris Harris, age 93, of 317 Pinehill Road, Dunedin. Later of c/o Ross Home, 360 North Road, Dunedin.
Mother of the late James (Jim) Harris which was a founder member of the trust.
Thank you
Stephen Harris


Early members of the OETT will remember James (Jim) Harris as one of the original band of hard workers  who helped the OETT in it's formative years. Jim  was unfortunately killed along with his passenger Stephen Morrell when the De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth he was flying crashed in an accident in the Taieri Gorge. The accident occurred near the Reefs Hotel about 5:00 pm  on the 27th September 1997, in the full view, to their horror, of passengers on  the afternoon  Taieri Gorge Limited . The train stopped and some passengers including a doctor who was on the train tried to assist, but there  was little that could be done for those on the plane.

Jim was very close to his mother Iris and the events outlined above very much affected her. She had to bear a lot of pain during this period, may she rest in peace.

If you are interested you can read a report on the accident here