Australia's Worst Disasters

Australia's Worst Disasters

by Malcolm Brown

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Overview

Graphic accounts of Australia's worst disasters ? historical as well as events of recent years.

From the Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983 to the implosion of the Royal Canberra Hospital in 1997, and from the shocking Granville railway crash in 1977 to the Sea King helicopter crash of 2005, Australia's history has been punctuated by incidents of disaster and tragedy that have shocked us all. Sometimes warning signs were not read (or were ignored); sometimes human error was to blame.

These graphic and compelling accounts by veteran Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Brown and other award-winning journalists tell us far more than simply what happened - they provide unique insights into the impact of these events on the lives of innocent people. And, interspersed with stories of death and destruction, are heart-warming accounts of courage, grace and just plain good luck.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780733626111
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Malcolm Brown has been a journalist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD for more than thirty years, covering a vast range of matters including trials, royal commissions and inquests.

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