By Xavier Duff
True tales of standard Australians who risked their lives to save lots of others. Meet Australia's 'accidental heroes' and listen to their tales of unbelievable braveness, self-sacrifice and private trimph. They make for relocating, occasionally terrifying, and continually heart-warming studying. unintentional Heroes is a reminder of the energy of the human spirit, in an age after we want it so much.
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Such a moment would have descended on the revellers at Bali’s Kuta Beach one Saturday evening in October 2002. Except this lightning bolt was far more powerful than nature could summon. As the tourists danced and attempted to make themselves heard above the hubbub of music and party-talk, it is hard to know what, if anything, they sensed first the blinding flash, the ear-bursting boom or the ground trembling beneath their feet, as if a quake, deep from the bowels of the earth, had rippled to the surface releasing its giant waves of energy.
Heroes are those prepared for the ultimate sacrifice. No one risks their life for another on the sporting field. Certainly no one actually lays down their life for their team. We may use the language of heroism in sports but determination should not be mistaken for courage; pride is not valour. Ultimately these ‘heroic’ deeds are just metaphors, for sports people only play at heroes. It is our willingness, then, to bestow the title so readily that illustrates how much we crave heroic figures. Like any culture that has preceded us we need real heroes to inspire us and help us make sense of ourselves.
Tim Britten and Richard Joyes were awarded the Cross of Valour, Australia’s highest civilian bravery award. There have only been five awarded since the decoration began in 1975 – for acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. There is little doubt Tim and Richard’s extreme courage and level-headedness helped many people that night. Tim said he had never encountered anything as traumatic in his career as a police officer as that night. ’ While he was proud to receive the medal it still did not sit well with him.