Cyclone Tracey Darwin Xmas 1974

Collection by Carolyn Lloyd

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Cyclone Tracy: Photo exhibition and song to mark 40 years since disaster. Houses destroyed by Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Day Source: Baz Ledwidge Advance Australia Fair, Darwin Australia, Snow Scenes, Amazing Pics, 40 Years, Back In The Day, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Christmas Eve

Cyclone Tracy exhibit to mark 40 years since Darwin hit

Previously unseen photos taken on the morning after Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin will be part of 40th anniversary commemorations.

 Shops include Star Theatre and W. Darwin, Christmas Eve, Theatre, Sons, December, Street View, Australia, History, Historia

Smith Street. Shops include Star Theatre and W.G. Chin & Sons. 1974

Smith street, Darwin, following Cyclone Tracy, 1974 Xmas, Christmas Eve, Darwin, Paris Skyline, Australia, History, Street, December, Travel

Smith street, Darwin, following Cyclone Tracy, 1974

Spinning out of control in a crash-through world Australian News, Airlie Beach, Spin Out, Tornadoes, Places Of Interest, Darwin, Storms, New Pictures, Christmas Eve

Spinning out of control in a crash-through world

IN 1974 the Australian economy reeled from the impact of the first oil shock, wages soared as a result of the chaotic Whitlam government’s pace-setting public service pay rises, inflation rose to 20 per cent, Richard Nixon was besieged and forced by the Watergate scandal to resign as US president, a cyclone flattened Darwin and Gough Whitlam called a snap double dissolution election.

Northern suburbs of Darwin damaged in Cyclone Tracy, 1974 Darwin, City Photo, Xmas, Australia, History, Life, Historia, Christmas, Navidad

Northern suburbs of Darwin damaged in Cyclone Tracy, 1974

A view of Knuckey Street following Cyclone Tracy. A damaged shop front opposite Burns Philp, surrounded by debris. 1974 Darwin, Storms, Historical Photos, Burns, Xmas, Street View, Australia, History, Shop

A view of Knuckey Street following Cyclone Tracy. A damaged shop front opposite Burns Philp, surrounded by debris. 1974

Here is the corner of Smith and Knuckey Street on the 28 Dec just 3 days after Cyclone Tracy. Photo by Ramon Williams Darwin, Corner, Xmas, Street View, Australia, History, Life, Historia, Christmas

Here is the corner of Smith and Knuckey Street on the 28 Dec 1974, just 3 days after Cyclone Tracy. Photo by Ramon Williams

Cyclone Tracy damage to power pole made from railway line and house in background. Darwin, Lorraine, Xmas, Australia, History, House, Historia, Home, Christmas

Cyclone Tracy damage to power pole made from railway line and house in background. Casuarina Darwin 1974. Lorraine Gail-Holtham

The scene of devastation Smith Street, Darwin, Christmas morning 1974 Amazing Pics, Historical Pictures, Darwin, Old Photos, The Past, Christmas Morning, Christmas Eve, Xmas, Scene

Smith street Christmas day 1974. The day after Cyclone Tracy hit.

Aerial view of Darwin Hospital showing damage sustained by Cyclone Tracy Lambell Tce 1974 Darwin, Aerial View, Sustainability, City Photo, Xmas, Australia, History, Life, Historia

Aerial view of Darwin Hospital showing damage sustained by Cyclone Tracy Lambell Tce 1974