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The Resource New Zealand's worst disasters : true stories that rocked a nation, Graham Hutchins & Russell Young

New Zealand's worst disasters : true stories that rocked a nation, Graham Hutchins & Russell Young

Label
New Zealand's worst disasters : true stories that rocked a nation
Title
New Zealand's worst disasters
Title remainder
true stories that rocked a nation
Statement of responsibility
Graham Hutchins & Russell Young
Title variation
New Zealands worst disasters
Title variation remainder
true stories that rocked a nation
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A full train plunges into a raging river at Tangiwai; the Wahine is tossed onto rocks at the entrance to Wellington Harbour; an Air New Zealand DC-10 plunges into Mt Erebus; an earthquake destroys Christchurch ...disasters like these are known to all New Zealanders: they are part of our history. But New Zealand has experienced many less well-known disasters, some of them shocking and brutal. Graham Hutchins and Russell Young describe some of the most extraordinary events in New Zealand history. Who knew that a fire killed 39 people at Seacliff Mental Hospital in 1942? That 10 people died in a lahar on White Island in 1914? That a yacht race between Lyttelton and Wellington in 1951 resulted in 10 fatalities? That a tornado ripped through 150 houses in Hamilton in 1948? A fire raging through Raetihi in 1918 was so fierce it destroyed houses, shops and 11 timber mills. Drownings were so common here in the 19th century that they were called 'the New Zealand death'. These and many other remarkable stories are told in this eye-opening book. While it describes accidents and tragedies, it also reveals acts of heroism. For when human beings make mistakes, others often achieve daring feats of rescue. Some of the stories show that we underestimate Mother Nature at our peril, but many also testify to the courage of the human spirit. Few books are genuine page-turners; this one is
Summary
The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most devastating accidents and tragedies in New Zealand history, some famous - the Wahine disaster, Erebus and Tangiwai - but many now forgotten. Fires, tornados, earthquakes, drownings, rail and air crashes all feature in these dramatic retellings, as well as the sometimes heroic acts of rescue
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10481151
Cataloging source
NZNB
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Hutchins, Graham
Dewey number
904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Young, Russell
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True
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  • Accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Disasters
  • Disasters
  • Accidents
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
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true stories that rocked a nation
Label
New Zealand's worst disasters : true stories that rocked a nation, Graham Hutchins & Russell Young
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055921121
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781775592037
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015462407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)920471409
Label
New Zealand's worst disasters : true stories that rocked a nation, Graham Hutchins & Russell Young
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055921121
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781775592037
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015462407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)920471409

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