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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Geoff Burton

Writer:

Paul Brown (play)
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Lorna Lesley Lorna Lesley ... Lyn Brown
Jeremy Sims Jeremy Sims ... John Constable
Duncan Wass Duncan Wass ... Howard Gibson
Barbara Stephens Barbara Stephens ... Elaine Gibson
Neil Fitzpatrick Neil Fitzpatrick ... Bob Asquith
Lynette Curran ... Fay Asquith
Tina Bursill ... Kerri Ingram
Susie Porter ... Marg Turnbull
Geoff Kelso Geoff Kelso ... Eddie Seymour
Ned Manning ... Stan Gill
Barbara Morton Barbara Morton ... Nina Bailey
Jenny Mathews Jenny Mathews ... Additional Story Teller
Julie Pavlou Kirri Julie Pavlou Kirri ... Additional Story Teller
Stefo Nantsou ... Additional Story Teller
Diane Barrack Diane Barrack ... Additional Story Teller
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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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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1998 (Australia) See more »

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Lyn Brown: Something's falling off the roof. I get up from the desk, walk one step, and then the lights are out. One more step, and I see all the bricks come down, just at my doorway. And everything just keeps tumbling. The big unit, the air conditioning unit, comes off the roof, just sheers straight down in front, and everything just keeps on falling. I don't scream. And as quick as it starts it stops. And I sort of stop, and look around. I know every inch of that club, but I can't orientate myself. Just...
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