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Rebuilding Darwin

Cyclone Tracy not only devastated Darwin but it affected the lives of many people who lived through the cyclone. Many ended up with mental problems, lost relatives, lost property and had to start all over again. A thing called the … Continue reading

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Footage of the Devastation

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11th January 1975 Keeping track of people

So many of my friends are still waiting to hear about friends and relatives and where they went. i read in the paper today it was the Salvos and the Red Cross helped with this. i heard my gran say “That’s … Continue reading

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8th January 1975 The Loss of Darwin

It is unbelievable the help that flowed into Darwin. It really shows the true Aussie spirit. They say the reason there was such total devastation was because of the way the houses and buildings were built. One resident eye witness Kevin … Continue reading

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2nd January 1975 Photos of the Devastation

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1st January 1975 Cyclone Tracey Devastated Darwin

I have never been so scared in my life. At 10 pm Christmas Eve Cyclone Tracey totally destroyed Darwin. We were evacuated to my Grannies in Sydney after a horrific night spent under the house in the basement. I’m  finding … Continue reading

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24th December 1974 9.50pm Celebrating/Worrying

It’s 9pm and we have enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner with relatives. The TV has stayed on, they are still uncertain which way Cyclone Tracey is going. We have barricaded our windows, parked the car under the house and fill … Continue reading

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