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Author Tink, A. A. (Andrew A.), author, author

Title Air disaster Canberra : the plane crash that destroyed a government / Andrew Tink
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Pub., 2013
Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
© 2013

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 MELB  320.994 Tin/Adc  AVAILABLE
Description x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. I. The political rise of the Anzac generation -- 1. Nose first -- 2. Some had fought -- 3. Others hadn't -- 4. Anzac generation into Parliament -- 5. Menzies backs Lyons -- 6. Fairbairn, Menzies and Street enter Federal Parliament -- 7. Fairbairn, Gullett and Street back Menzies -- 8. Australia's leadership malaise -- 9. Menzies' resignation -- 10. Menzies trumps Page -- 11. Menzies PM -- 12. Menzies' right-hand men -- 13. The war cabinet -- 14. Cincinnatus -- 15. France falls -- 16. The flying MP -- 17. Minister for civil aviation -- 18. Minister for air -- 19. Flight Lieutenant R.E. (Bob) Hitchcock -- pt. II. The air disaster -- 20. The Lockheed Hudson -- 21. Laverton -- 22. Laverton to Essendon -- 23. Essendon -- 24. Essendon to eternity -- 25. A dreadful calamity -- 26. The Canberra inquests -- 27. The air force inquiries -- 28. The judicial inquiry: the players -- 29. The judicial inquiry: the hearings -- 30. The judicial inquiry: the findings -- pt. III. A wartime government destroyed -- 31. The political fallout -- 32. A hung parliament -- 33. Menzies goes to London -- 34. Menzies digs in overseas -- 35. The prime ministerial stand in -- 36. Menzies returns -- 37. A political lynching -- 38. Coles brings down the government
Summary 1940. Wartime Australia. Key members of Menzies' government die in a fiery plane crash. What went wrong and what happened next? In August 1940 Australia had been at war for almost a year when a plane a Hudson A16 97 carrying ten people, including three cabinet leaders, crashed into a ridge near Canberra
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-304) and index
Subject Menzies, Robert, 1894-1978.
Aircraft accidents -- Australia -- History.
Aircraft accidents -- Australia -- Canberra (A.C.T.)
Aircraft accidents -- Australia.
Aircraft accidents -- Australia -- Australian Capital Territory.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.
Australia -- History -- 1901-1945
Australia -- History.
Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945.
Australia -- Politics and government -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2013433609
ISBN 1742233570 (hbk.)
9781742233574 (hardback)
9781742241425 (epub)
9781742243870 (mobipocket)
9781742246314 (epdf)
Other Titles Plane crash that destroyed a government