By Paul Kennedy
Few humans comprehend an Australian soccer group drowned in 1892.
Yet the boat catastrophe nonetheless ranks along the Manchester United airplane crash (1958) as one of many world's maximum wearing tragedies. misplaced have been fifteen males and boys from one city - brothers, fathers, sons, uncles and top associates - 'youths that may have made the easiest colonists Australia ever had.' just one or participants of the staff have been spared: the captain, who on the jetty had an odd experience of coming near near hazard, and gave away his price ticket sooner than the voyage, and one other.
For the 1st time in 122 years, journalist Paul Kennedy unearths why the Mornington soccer membership by no means made it domestic. In doing so, he brings to lifestyles nineteenth-century Australia in the course of melancholy and its first banking main issue, a interval of trauma, resilience, friendship, love and grief for a new release of settlers' children.
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Fifteen Young Men: Australia's Untold Football Tragedy by Paul Kennedy