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[Ebook] ➦ The Coal Face ➥ Tom Doig – Citybreakscheap.co.uk 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 minEbook The Coal Face Tom Doig Citybreakscheapcouk 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 min The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere swir

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Ling around until it blanketed the entire town On February 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 toget

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The Coal FaceHer turning tragedy into a political fightTom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire The Coal Kindle 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

eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read plays include Survival of the Prettiest The Badness Hour Hitlerhoff One Arm and Three Arms in the Swamp and Selling Ice to the Remains of the EskimosTom has worked as Editor of Voiceworks magazine Co Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival Associate Producer of the Next Wave Festival and The Guy Who Answers a Phone that Never Rings Ever for the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority ; He has an MA in Hitler ComedyIn July Tom and his best mate Tama Pugsley mountain biked kilometres across northern Mongolia The Coal Kindle - from a small town called Mörön to a smaller town also called Mörön This unfortunately is the greatest achievement of his life thus farMörön to Mörön two men two bikes one Mongolian misadventure is Tom’s first bookTom is currently working on his Difficult Second Book a journalism PhD about the lived experience of climate change in Australia provisionally title Hot Cold Headfuck This will be published in Maybe.

7 Comments on "eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read"

  • Trevor

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceWhen I was an industrial officer for a trade union I used to represent members at the two water companies in the Latrobe Valley The first time I drove down to the Valley it was shortly after a bushfire had ripped through the place As I got close to Traralgon I thought I could smell the after effects of the fire a kind of sickly sweet smell of damp embers hanging in the air It was only later on subseuent trips when the fire was a distant memory that I realised what I had actually been smelling was brown coal being burnt in one of the very many power stations down there Power stations that provide Victoria with the majority of its electricityThis is the story of what might still prove to be the worst industrial accident is something eminently preventable still an ‘accident’? in Victoria’s history – that is the Hazelwood Mine fire in 2014


  • Elaine

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceThese short Penguin books pack uite a punch This was a very interesting and confronting read about the Hazelwood coal mine fire in Morewell which burned for over a month and caused many of the residents in the area to become very ill and some even died as a result of the toxins in the area It is perhaps one of Victoria's biggest natural disasters along with the Black Saturday fires of 2009 The big difference however is that it is the belief of many experts that this disaster could have been avoided Much was done to try and cover this up at the expense of many local people who suffered greatly If it wasn't for the voices and hard work of some of these locals to get the truth out we may never have known the extent and destruction of this huge catastrophic event


  • Sandy

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceI enjoyed this a lot The first half is an account of the fire itself and the political and economic background of privatisation and short sighted cost cutting decisions that opened Hazelwood up to a 45 day fire The second half is like Community Organising A Case Study and follows the ways a small dedicated group of Morwell residents organised to hold the government and private operators to account That all sounds pretty dry but Tom's writing style is a pleasure an easy read and understated but compelling prose It's also only a hundred pages which is approximately my ideal book length Totally recommended


  • Suzi

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceEssential reading


  • Lisa

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceI thought this would have been boring but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this was to read It was engaging and the nitiy grity facts about the H


  • Jean Poole

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceThe Coal Face is a remarkable account of how possibly the worst incident of environmental pollution in Victoria's history was entirely preventable and worse given the clusterfuck of events outlined by Doig was entirely predictable While much of the book is dedi


  • Pauline M

    eBook ¸ The Coal Face Paperback Read The Coal FaceAn account of events leading up to the Morwell fire and its aftermath