By Paul Kennedy
Few humans recognize an Australian soccer staff drowned in 1892.
Yet the boat catastrophe nonetheless ranks along the Manchester United aircraft 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 friends - 'youths that will have made the simplest colonists Australia ever had.' just one or participants of the workforce have been spared: the captain, who on the jetty had an odd feel of approaching chance, and gave away his price ticket earlier 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 existence nineteenth-century Australia in the course of melancholy and its first banking quandary, 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