At 10.27am on December 28, 1989, a major earthquake hit the Australian city of Newcastle. It was centred on the Newcastle Workers' Club, in the heart of Newcastle. 12 people died in the ... See full summary »

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Lorna Lesley ...
Lyn Brown
Jeremy Sims ...
John Constable
Duncan Wass ...
Howard Gibson
Barbara Stephens ...
Elaine Gibson
Neil Fitzpatrick ...
Bob Asquith
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Fay Asquith
Tina Bursill ...
Kerri Ingram
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Marg Turnbull
Geoff Kelso ...
Eddie Seymour
Ned Manning ...
Stan Gill
Barbara Morton ...
Nina Bailey
Jenny Mathews ...
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Julie Pavlou Kirri ...
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At 10.27am on December 28, 1989, a major earthquake hit the Australian city of Newcastle. It was centred on the Newcastle Workers' Club, in the heart of Newcastle. 12 people died in the earthquake... 9 of whom were in the club. This is the true story of those who survived. It's based on a play of the same name, which in turn was based almost verbatim on interviews conducted with the survivors themselves. Written by Quokka

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29 December 1998 (Australia)  »

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Additional Story Teller: I heard on the radio that you weren't allowed to enter the city. It's like being cut off from someone who's ill, it was like having a wide shot of something, and what you really want is a close up, you know. And all I could really think of was little bits of buildings in my head visually, like corners of windows, and I just wanted to be closer...
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