H.M.A.S. Voyager: the cruel legacy

Australia, 1992

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Episode of Series “Four corners (Television program)”.
On February 10th, 1964, the destroyer HMAS Voyager was sliced in two when it collided with her flagship aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in Jervis Bay, off the coast of New South Wales. Voyager sunk with the loss of 82 men. This program attempts to piece together the final minutes before the fatal collision and the years of bitter neglect for the survivors of Voyager who are still fighting for justice and compensation. Their burden has been one of broken careers, sometimes broken marriages and often broken mental and physical health. Although two Royal Commissions have taken place, responsibility for the collision still remains unanswered, counselling and support have never been provided to the survivors and a certain amount of suspicion still exists about high-ranking naval personnel cover-ups. Reporter: Andrew Olle.

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Credits

producer/director

Harvey Broadbent

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:45:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

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Group of items

Four corners (Television program)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

314750

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia. Royal Australian Navy

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Destroyers (Warships)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Melbourne (Aircraft carrier)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Naval operations - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aircraft carriers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Destroyers (Warships)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Marine accidents

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Melbourne (Aircraft carrier)

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Armed forces - training

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marine accidents

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stress disorders, Post-traumatic - Psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival (after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survivors - Psychology

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Marine accidents

Television

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

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Sound

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Colour

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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