Cyclone Tracy - we were there!

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On Christmas Day 1974 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroyed Darwin. It flattened 70 per cent of the city and left homeless. Australian Road Trip, Australian Continent, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Native Country, Largest Countries, Amazing Pics, Historical Pictures, Darwin

On Christmas Day 1974 Cyclone Tracy,which virtually destroyed Darwin.It flattened 70 per cent of the city and left 30,000 homeless.

Original newsreel of the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy which hit Darwin on Christmas 34 years later, these images are still as horrifying as ever. Darwin, Storms, Back In The Day, Christmas Eve, Newspaper, Mother Nature, Places To Visit, December, Bucket

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Did the the Aborigine receive a cosmic warning before Cyclone Tracy 1974 Aboriginal History, Aboriginal People, Advance Australia Fair, The Old Days, Historical Pictures, Darwin, Western Australia, Christmas Morning, Christmas Eve

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.

Aerial view over Diamond Beach Casino, Darwin Hospital to Darwin, Post Office, Back In The Day, Aerial View, Past, Diamond Beach, Australia, History, Street

Aerial view over Diamond Beach Casino, Darwin Hospital to Larrakeyah.1985

I think this is Daly St facing northwest at McMinn St Darwin Australia, North West, Mother Nature, Melbourne, Vietnam, Surfing, Survival, Street View, Writing

HMAS Melbourne Cyclone Relief Team 1974-5

Scanned Cyclone Tracy Darwin Australia

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. Royal Australian Navy, The Old Days, Shopping Center, Darwin, Family Business, Mother Nature, Balcony, Centre, December

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.