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The Resource Old Bucky & me : dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake, Jane Bowron ; foreword by Pauline O'Regan

Old Bucky & me : dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake, Jane Bowron ; foreword by Pauline O'Regan

Label
Old Bucky & me : dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake
Title
Old Bucky & me
Title remainder
dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake
Statement of responsibility
Jane Bowron ; foreword by Pauline O'Regan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living back in her hometown of Christchurch for three years when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake - just five months after a 7.1 earthquake. The first quake had caused damage but no fatalities. This time it was the ultimate horror story. Countless city buildings crashed to the ground and many people were killed. Others were trapped in rubble and raging fires. Whole suburbs were decimated as houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and the ground liquefied into oceans of silt. As the historic city lay in ruins Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next three months, she continued to send regular dispatches of everyday life being lived in the most extraordinary of circumstances as she and everyone else in Christchurch struggled to cope with grief, loss and the new reality. Brilliantly written and suffused with unexpected humour, Bowron's stories have become a modern classic - a rare and priceless account of how human beings can survive and overcome even the most terrible of tragedies in the most ordinary of ways
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowron, Jane
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowron, Jane
  • Christchurch Earthquake, N.Z., 2011
  • Earthquakes
  • Christchurch (N.Z.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Old Bucky & me : dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake, Jane Bowron ; foreword by Pauline O'Regan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
165 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781877551307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a60973
  • (Sirsi) a60973
Label
Old Bucky & me : dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake, Jane Bowron ; foreword by Pauline O'Regan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
165 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781877551307
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a60973
  • (Sirsi) a60973

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