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The Coal Face free pdf 'The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere, swirling around until it blanketed the entire town ...' On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in Victoria's Hazelwood coal mine next to Morwell and burned for one and a half months. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid - and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight. Tom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire, and gives an intimate account of the first moments of the blaze and the dark weeks that followed. The Coal Face is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history.

About Tom Doig

Tom Doig has written for The Big Issue, Crikey, New Matilda and Voiceworks. Tom's first book, Moron to Moron, was published by Allen

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Author : Tom Doig
Publisher : Penguin Books Australia
Data Published : 25 March 2015
ISBN : 0143573071
EAN : 9780143573074
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The Coal Face free pdfThe Coal Face

    . 'The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere, swirling around until it blanketed the entire town ...' On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in Victoria's Hazelwood