Australia's Greatest Disasters
the Tragedies That Have Defined the Nation That is Australia
By (author) John (John Frederick) Miller
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Australia's Greatest Disasters by John (John Frederick) Miller
Book DescriptionAustralia 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 calamities 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. From Cyclone Tracy and the Ash Wednesday bushfires to the Granville train disaster and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, these are the disasters that made headlines around the nation and became forever part of the Australian identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877437045
(187mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - John (John Frederick) Miller
John Miller has been a journalist and editor for more than 35 years and has used his wordsmithing skills to write a number of nonfiction books, including five for Exisle Publishing on aspects of Australian history and the unique Australian psyche. Having lived in rural New South Wales for most of his life, John has a deep affinity for bush culture and the traditional country lifestyle.
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