Australia's Greatest Disasters: The Tragedies That Have Defined a Nation

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Exisle Publishing, Apr 1, 2010 - History - 96 pages
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Australia is a land of extremes where searing heat and devastating floods can both take their toll. It is also a land of vast distances, leaving it vulnerable to calamaties at sea, by rail and in the air. AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST DISASTERS charts the events that have caused not only tragic loss of human life, but also economic and environmental devastation. These are the disasters that made headlines around the nation and became forever part of the Australian identity.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Post Federation
21
DepressionWar and Recovery
36
Australia Enters the Modern Era
56
Recent Disasters
75
Conclusion
89
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John Miller is a historian and journalist based in Orange, Australia. Sub-editor and editor of the 'Central Western Daily' for several years, a media adviser to state government and manager for Orange tourism, John has also served as Mayor of Orange. Fascinated by all things to do with Australia, John is the author of several books on local history, as well as THE LINGO DICTIONARY and three titles in Exisle's well-respected Little Red Books series.

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