Darwin, Northern Territory. By sunrise on Christmas morning 1974, Cyclone Tracey had killed over 70 people & flattened over 70% of Darwin’s buildings. No infrastructure was left standing for power or phones, so Darwin was almost completely cut off from the rest of Australia.
Nightcliff Shopping Centre
View from our balcony across Progress Drive towards Savvas Footwear in the Nightcliff Shopping Centre. I still buy my shoes from this family business 35 years after Cyclone Tracy. This series of photos were taken late December 1974 after most of the initial clearing had been completed.