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Fifty years ago, on 15 October 1970, Australia's worst-ever industrial accident occurred when the West Gate Bridge collapsed into the Yarra River in Melbourne, killing 35 people.

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Seven Network news coverage of the West Gate Bridge disaster on 15 October 1970.

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As Harvie’s Alzheimer’s disease worsens, his nursing home is visited by a church group, entertaining him with the song 'God is better than football, God is better than beer’.

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Harvie, travelling on a tram, learns that the steel plate in his head is magnetic. Having suffered much bad luck and now regarded as a 'weirdo’ by onlookers, he is ready to end it all.

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Harvie Krumpet wishes for things to change, and they certainly do. The family home burns to the ground, his parents are frozen to death, the Germans invade and he escapes to Australia.

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Audiovisual Conservation Assistant Kerry Yates recently attended a workshop in New Zealand on 'Collection Emergency Management in Large-Scale Disasters'.