Roars from the mountain : colonial management of the 1951 volcanic disaster at Mount Lamington /

Mount Lamington broke out in violent eruption on 21 January 1951, killing thousands of Orokaiva people, devastating villages and destroying infrastructure. Generations of Orokavia people had lived on the rich volcanic soils of Mount Lamington, apparently unaware of the deadly volcanic threat that la...

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Author / Creator:Johnson, R. W. (R. Wally), author.
Imprint:Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (xxv, 356 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Pacific series
Pacific series.
Subject:Volcanoes -- Papua new Guinea -- Lamington, Mount.
Emergency management -- Papua New Guinea -- History.
Volcanic eruptions -- Papua New Guinea -- History.
Disaster relief -- Papua New Guinea -- History.
Hazard mitigation -- Papua New Guinea -- History.
Natural disasters -- Papua New Guinea -- History.
Volcanoes -- Papua New Guinea.
HISTORY / Oceania
Disaster relief.
Emergency management.
Hazard mitigation.
Natural disasters.
Volcanic eruptions.
Volcanoes.
Papua New Guinea.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12284205
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Other authors / contributors:Australian National University Press.
ISBN:9781760463564
1760463566
9781760463557
1760463558
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF 22.9MB
Language / Script:Licensed under Creative Commons. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
National edeposit: Available online Unrestricted online access.
Summary:Mount Lamington broke out in violent eruption on 21 January 1951, killing thousands of Orokaiva people, devastating villages and destroying infrastructure. Generations of Orokavia people had lived on the rich volcanic soils of Mount Lamington, apparently unaware of the deadly volcanic threat that lay dormant beneath them. Also unaware were the Europeans who administered the Territory of Papua and New Guinea at the time of the eruption, and who were uncertain about how to interpret the increasing volcanic unrest on the mountain in the preceding days of the disaster. Roars from the Mountain seeks to address why so many people died at Mount Lamington by examining the large amount of published and unpublished records that are available on the 1951 disaster. The information sources also include the results of interviews with survivors and with people who were part of the relief, recovery and remembrance phases of what can still be regarded as one of Australia's greatest natural-hazard disasters.
Other form:Print version: Johnson, R.W. (R. Wally). Roars from the mountain. Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, 2020 9781760463557