Last light: the Valentich mystery

Stokes, Patrick 2019 Last light: the Valentich mystery, sound recording, Melbourne, Victoria, ABC Radio National.

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Title Last light: the Valentich mystery
Creator(s) Stokes, PatrickORCID iD for Stokes, Patrick
Contributor(s) Stokes, PatrickORCID iD for Stokes, Patrick
Year presented 2019
Series The history listen
Description of audio Radio documentary
Publisher ABC Radio National
Place of publication Melbourne, Victoria
Keyword(s) Aviation
Frederick Valentich
Summary When twenty-year-old pilot Frederick Valentich vanished off the coast of Cape Otway in October 1978, his final transmission to air traffic control recorded him saying, “That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again. It is hovering, and it’s not an aircraft”. These words caused a global sensation. Forty years on, those caught up in the event, from Fred’s girlfriend to the air traffic controller who spoke to him in those final minutes, continue to wrestle with what happened that night and in the days and weeks that followed. In this program, philosopher Patrick Stokes explores what the mystery of Frederick’s disappearance says about how we live with the past, and the power and limits of stories themselves.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 169999 Studies In Human Society not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
Copyright notice ©2019, ABC Radio National
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