Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Hazelwood by Tom Doig

Early in the afternoon of 9 February 2014, during the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had experienced in over a century, two separate bushfires raged towards the massive Hazelwood open-pit brown-coal mine, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The fires overwhelmed local fire-fighting efforts and sent a skyful of embers sailing onto millions of square metres of exposed, highly flammable brown coal. Twelve hours later, the mine was burning.

The Hazelwood mine fire burned out of control for 45 days. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid - and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight.

In Hazelwood, Tom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire, and gives an intimate account of the first moments of the blaze and the dark months that followed. This is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history.

Buy Hazelwood by Tom Doig from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780143793342
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Viking Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 7-May-2019
Country of Publication: Australia

Book Reviews - Hazelwood by Tom Doig

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hazelwood book by Tom Doig and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By Tom Doig

Moron to Moron by Tom Doig
Paperback / softback, April 2013
$21.24 $24.99
Coal Face: Penguin Special by Tom Doig
Paperback / softback, March 2015
$9.39 $9.99