Air disaster Canberra: the plane crash that destroyed a government

Andrew Tink

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherNewSouth Publishing
Number of pages309
ISBN (Print)9781742233574
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Menzies, Robert, 1894-1978
  • Aircraft accidents--Australian Capital Territory--Canberra
  • World War, 1939-1945--Australia--History
  • Australia--Politics and government--History-- 20th century
  • Australia--Politics and government--1901-1945


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