Australia's history is punctuated by shocking incidents and accidents that have rocked the nation. Here, journalist Malcolm Brown and others examine some of the worst human dramas that we have witnessed in Australia - looking at not only what happened, but often how tragedy could have been avoided.
Cases include Cyclone Tracey, the West Gate Bridge Disaster, the Ash Wednesday bushfires, the Thredbo landslide, the demolition of the Royal Canberra Hospital, the 1998 Sydney-Hobart yacht race - and most recently, the Sea King helicopter disaster.
These graphic and compelling stories provide unique accounts of what happened, as well as insights into the impact of those events on survivors and the rest of the nation
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Graphic accounts of Australia's worst disasters - historical as well as events of recent years.About the Author:
Malcolm Brown has been a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald for more than thirty years, and has covered a large number of trials, royal commissions, and inquests (as well as other areas) for more than thirty years.
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Book Description Lothian, Melbourne, 2005. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. PB, pictorial card covers, 320pp. Minor rubbing, creasing to covers, inside is square, clean & tight. Fire, tempest, land, air,sea, mining, you name it, Australia's has had it in the worst way. Complete reportage from 1902 to the time of printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # jen003507
Book Description Thomas C. Lothian, South Melbourne, 2002. trade paperback. Book Condition: VG. Very good condition. No Jacket. First edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 19939
Book Description Lothian Books, U.S.A., 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Small sticker mark on cover, Some rubbing to corners, light tanning topages. Bookseller Inventory # 005079