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Incredible wall of sand whipped up by cyclone approaches Onslow in West Australia.   Jan 9th 2013.

Turn this thing around! Incredible wall of sand whipped up by cyclone hits remote stretch of Western Australia coast

The amazing pictures were taken by tug-boat workers and plane passengers as strong winds carried the sand and dust to the north-western town of Onslow.

Aerial view of Cyclone Tracy's destruction / Cyclone Tracy 1974 killed 71 people, caused A$837 million in damage (1974 dollars), or approx. A$4.45 billion (2014 dollars). It destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses. Tracy left more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city homeless prior to landfall and required the evacuation of over 30,000 people. Most of Darwin's population was evacuated to Adelaide, Whyalla, Alice Springs and…

Cyclone Tracy

Resources on Darwin in 1974, aftermath, evacuation, restoration and rebuilding Darwin after Cyclone Tracy.

Firemen fleeing Black Saturday bushfires in the Bunyip State Forrest, West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Firemen fleeing Black Saturday bushfires in Australia

Things that make you say "What the F*ck".

Devastation brought by Cyclone Tracy upon the Northern Territory city of Darwin. Courtesy – National Archives of Australia A6135, K29/1/75/16

Devastation brought by Cyclone Tracy upon the Northern Territory city of Darwin. Courtesy – National Archives of Australia A6135, K29/1/75/16

Cyclone Tracy 1974 / Tracy killed 71 people, caused A$837 million in damage (1974 dollars), or approximately A$4.45 billion (2014 dollars). It destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses. Tracy left more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city homeless prior to landfall and required the evacuation of over 30,000 people. Most of Darwin's population was evacuated to Adelaide, Whyalla, Alice Springs and Sydney.

Cyclone Tracy 1974 / Tracy killed 71 people, caused A$837 million in damage (1974 dollars), or approximately A$4.45 billion (2014 dollars). It destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses. Tracy left more than 41,000 out of the 47,000 inhabitants of the city homeless prior to landfall and required the evacuation of over 30,000 people. Most of Darwin's population was evacuated to Adelaide, Whyalla, Alice Springs and Sydney.

John Flynn is on the Australian 20 dollar note. John was the founder of the Flying Doctor service that aids those in the outback to access medical assistance by plane.

John Flynn is on the Australian 20 dollar note. John was the founder of the Flying Doctor service that aids those in the outback to access medical assistance by plane.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas morning 1974, the Australian city of Darwin was devastated by Cyclone Tracy.  71 people died and 70% of the city was destroyed.  It was described as "a disaster of the first magnitude…. without parallel in Australia's history".

On Christmas Eve and Christmas morning 1974, the Australian city of Darwin was devastated by Cyclone Tracy. 71 people died and 70% of the city was destroyed. It was described as "a disaster of the first magnitude…. without parallel in Australia's history".