By Jonathan King

A gripping account of the worst mess ups to hit Australia on account that Federation

From bushfires to cyclones; sinking ships; teach and airplane crashes; mine explosions and bridge collapses; the Port Arthur bloodbath and the Bali bombings; Australia has suffered quite a few poor tragedies.

Bestselling writer and historian Dr Jonathan King recounts the main severe mess ups to have hit Australia, commencing each one account with tales of the sufferers who died or whose lives have been irrevocably replaced via them, detailing the occasions and stipulations that contributed to them, and telling inspiring stories of heroism and bravado according to them.

Dr King additionally indicates what percentage of the mess ups have been brought on by avoidable human blunders or negligence and warns that worldwide warming will reason ever extra severe climate events.

Dreadful as they have been, such a lot Australian tragedies have led to confident tasks equivalent to tighter gun controls according to the Port Arthur shootings; stricter rules for delivery through air, sea and rail; and more secure stipulations for workers.

Thought-provoking and gripping, Great failures in Australian History takes you on a rollercoaster experience via greater than a century of tragedies that experience rocked our nation.

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