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Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus

Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Myles, Sarah

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On 28 November 1979 an Air New Zealand plane crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus in broad daylight while on a sight-seeing trip to Antarctica, killing all 257 souls on board. This was New Zealand's greatest peacetime tragedy. Not only was the crash deeply shocking for o...ur small country (it is said that everyone knew of someone on board) but the legal and political aftermath wreaked its own trail of debris. The poor conduct of airline management in the months that followed the crash was described as 'a litany of lies' by a Royal Commission of Inquiry who found the airline at fault rather than the pilots. In the aftermath, the stories of the families involved were forgotten, until now. Sarah Myles has researched extensively into the recovery and identification process that brought her grandfather and so many others home. She weaves through this her family's traumatic experiences and her own memories of that time, discussing the legacy of grief and the possibility of hope.
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ISBN 9781988547268
Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988547268
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Myles, Sarah
Category Biography & Autobiography
Australasian & Pacific History
Coping With Death & Bereavement
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 480g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade