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How did people respond to the Newcastle earthquake?

How did people respond to the Newcastle earthquake?

Many volunteers helped clean up and rebuild the devastated city of Newcastle and many people donated goods and money- the State and Federal governments agreed to double every dollar that was donated. Support groups, and counsellors etc were contactable so extra support could be given to anyone in need.

How did people die in the Newcastle earthquake?

Death toll and damage to buildings Another three people were crushed to death under collapsed awnings on Beaumont Street, Hamilton, an inner-city suburb of Newcastle. The number of people in the city on the day of the earthquake was lower than usual, due to a strike by local bus drivers.

What did the government do after the 1989 Newcastle earthquake?

After the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989, many individuals, local communities and the governments rallied together in Australia to help restore the lives of those affected. The New South Wales Department of Community Services established an office in Newcastle to deal with problems that resulted from the earthquake.

Who are the survivors of the Newcastle earthquake?

Some survivors of the magnitude 5.6 quake that killed 13 people have shared their stories with the ABC. In a suburban Newcastle home, Kerri Ingram and Elaine Stamford are looking back at a dark part of their lives.

How much damage did the Newcastle earthquake cause?

The earthquake caused damage to over 35,000 homes, 147 schools, and 3,000 commercial and/or other buildings, with significant damage caused to 10,000 homes (damage worth over $1,000) and 42 schools (structural damage), within the immediate Newcastle area.

How did the New South Wales government respond to the earthquake?

The New South Wales Department of Community Services established an office in Newcastle to deal with problems that resulted from the earthquake. This involved processing applications for special earthquake assistance, and organizing funds and donations.