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Green Mountains

This book is about O'Reilly's discovery of the 1937 crash site in Lamington National Park of a Stinson Model A airplane, the VH-UHH Brisbane, and the organisation of rescue crews that retrieved the survivors. Using his bushcraft and geographical knowledge, as well as inferring from the plane's filed flight plan, he came upon two survivors and the wreckage of the aircraft in the extremely rugged and mountainous rainforest terrain. He then trekked 26 kilometres through the same difficult terrain to get help and return the next day with rescuers. The rescue operation gained national headlines with reports broadcast live on the radio.

At a ceremony in Sydney, O'Reilly was presented with a plaque and a cheque raised by public subscription. In years afterward, O'Reilly's nephew, Peter O'Reilly, organized bush tours recreating his uncle's "remarkable feat."


Author(s): Bernard O'Reilly
ISBN: 9780858810587
Pages: 204pp
Format: Paperback
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