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Towards the mountain : a story of grief and hope forty years on from Erebus / Sarah Myles
Bib ID 8126192
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Myles, Sarah, author
 
Description Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2019 
©2019 
359 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781988547268 (paperback)
Summary

“When an Air New Zealand sightseeing plane crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus in Antarctica in 1979, all 257 people on board lost their lives. The Erebus disaster sent shockwaves through our small country-it is said that ‘everyone knew someone’ involved. What’s more, the aftermath wreaked its own trail of destruction, with the Royal Commission of Inquiry coming the oft-quoted phrase ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’ to describe the airline management’s conduct. The surrounding media storm drowned out the stories of those at the heart of the tragedy; the families who lost someone, and the people who worked so hard to bring loved ones home. Their stories were forgotten-until now. Marking the fortieth anniversary of that horrific event, this is the first book on the topic written by a family member. In Towards the Mountin, Sarah Myles uses extensive research and interviews to weave together the stories of her grandfather, his fellow adventurers and the first responders. This is the story of what happened and its enduring impact on the most affected. What emerges is a testament to the possibility of hope.”--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-359)

Subjects Christmas, Frank.  |  Myles, Sarah -- Family.  |  Air New Zealand -- History.  |  Aircraft accidents -- Antarctica -- Erebus, Mount -- History  |  Aeronautics -- Antarctica -- Erebus, Mount -- Accidents -- History.  |  Aircraft accident victims' families -- New Zealand.  |  Disasters - New Zealand.  |  Aircraft accident victims - New Zealand.  |  Aircraft accidents - New Zealand - Mt. Erebus.  |  Erebus, Mount (Antarctica) -- History.
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