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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
  

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988547268
Barcode 9781988547268
Release Date 5 November 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Myles, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9781988547268
ISBN-10 1988547261
Stock Release date is 5 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Release Date 5 November 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Myles, Sarah
Category Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1002622

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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 our 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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Author's Bio

Sarah Myles is a Wellington-born writer. Her book is about her grandfather's journey home to New Zealand following the Erebus Disaster, and is also a reflection on the legacy of grief, and the possibility of healing, forty years on. Sarah's research has taken her around the country, and provided an opportunity for her to meet the very people who worked so hard to bring her grandfather home.

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