NZ volcano: Names of missing Australians

The NZ Red Cross is trying to reconnect families after the volcanic eruption off the North Island.
The NZ Red Cross is trying to reconnect families after the volcanic eruption off the North Island.

A NSW family of four is listed among the more than 100 people trying to be located by friends and family in the wake of a massive eruption at an active volcano off the North Island in New Zealand.

They are the Langfords of North Sydney and include Anthony, 51, and Kristine, age unknown, and teenagers Jesse, 19, and Winona, 17.

Their names are listed on a website set up by the New Zealand Red Cross to help connect people affected by the catastrophe.

The site has been inundated by families and friends.

People from multiple countries, including Australia, have been registering their loved ones as missing on the site Restoring Family Links since the eruption on White Island in the Bay of Plenty on Monday.

There were more than 100 names listed as of 10.45 AEDT on Tuesday and the majority were still missing.

But the status of more people had changed to "I Am Alive" from "Missing" since 8am AEDT.

The multiple nationalities on the list show the scale of the panic the disaster has sparked since the eruption on Monday.

People were seeking information about loved ones from the United Kingdom, United States, China, Singapore, Bourdeaux in France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Canada, Portugal, Burma, New Delhi, New Guinea, and Holland.

So far, five people have been confirmed dead.

It's believed up to three of those people are Australians, although this has not been confirmed.

Another eight, all believed to be Australians, are missing or unaccounted for.

Some 34 people, including 13 Australians, were rescued and taken to hospital suffering burns.

Of these, 31 remain in hospital while three have been discharged.

Here is the Red Cross list of the Australians listed as missing at 10.45 AEDT.

(Some may still be in hospital, some may be unaccounted for and some may be safe but not yet able to contact the Red Cross or others to notify their status.)


* South Australia

Gavin Brian Dallow, 35, Adelaide

Zoe Hosking, 15, Adelaide

Lisa, no other details, Adelaide

* Queensland

Robert Rogers, 78, Herberton, Queensland

Maree Fish, 46, Brisbane

Amy Miall, 30, Brisbane

* New South Wales

Maureen Jones, 68, Bathurst NSW

Jason David Griffiths, 33, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Karla Michelle Mathews, 32, Coffs Habour, NSW

Richard Aaron Elzer, 32, Coffs Harbour

Alison Harris, 52, Newcastle, NSW

Anthony Langford, 51, North Sydney

Jesse Landford, 18, North Sydney

Winona Langford, 17, North Sydney

Kristine Langford, age not given, Australia (believed North Sydney)

Gary Woolley, age not given, Sydney

Jane Murray, 56, Sydney

Marion London, 56, Sydney

Sheree Toope, 31, Sydney

Mathew Thomas, 31, Tamworth NSW

* Victoria

Stuart Raymond Trott, 45, Melbourne

* Australia (no state named)

Jessica Richards, 20, Australia

Julie Richards, 47, Australia

Martin Hollander, 48, Australia

Susan Maree Cole, no other details, Australia

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Australian Associated Press