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The Resource The tunnel, Dennis McIntosh

The tunnel, Dennis McIntosh

Label
The tunnel
Title
The tunnel
Statement of responsibility
Dennis McIntosh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Resuming his story where Beaten by a Blow left off, Dennis McIntosh gives an eye-opening account of seven years working underground, and how it impelled him to turn his life around. When Dennis McIntosh first walked onto the construction site for the tunnel running from Werribee, in Melbourne's west, to the Westgate Bridge, he'd never worked underground before and he was terrified. The tunnel was being dug 80 metres below the surface, and lying on his back with the section roof just centimetres from his face caused him to hyperventilate. To make matters worse, he was 27 years old and starting again as a beginner. He had already done an apprenticeship in the shearing sheds, earning his stripes during eight years of working up and down Australia. But he had sworn never to go back to shearing after the wide-comb dispute, and having been through four jobs in as many months, he was desperate for work. He was an alcoholic and his eldest daughter was on an intensive brain-retraining programme due to a childhood injury; he had to settle. This was his last chance.That was in 1985, and when he resurfaced for the final time seven years later, Dennis was a changed man. He'd survived bitter disputes with the other men on his crew; disagreements with management, who set about increasing the men's hours and workload for no extra pay, and cutting their bonus; betrayals by his co-workers; long lonely nightshifts, and the breakup of his marriage
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
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McIntosh, Dennis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin specials
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  • McIntosh, Dennis
  • Men
  • Construction workers
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The tunnel, Dennis McIntosh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How an ex-shearer with a fear of closed spaces turned his seven years working underground into something remarkable"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052967602
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780143572220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889713745
Label
The tunnel, Dennis McIntosh
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How an ex-shearer with a fear of closed spaces turned his seven years working underground into something remarkable"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052967602
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780143572220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889713745

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