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.
A tense time waiting for the storm to strike
The Darwin trip is a unique one on the footy landscape, but not so foreign to our club any more. It's almost a home away from home for the Dogs.
1974 Cyclone Tracy
In 1974 Cyclone Tracy destroyed the City of Darwin in north Australia in a few hours See a map of Cyclone Tracy, pictures, photos, sound recordings and salvaged objects in the Darwin Museum exibit.
SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM'S WARNING: THE STORY OF CYCLONE TRACY - BOOK REVIEW | Salty Popcorn
Cyclone Tracy - the most epic Australian disaster has its 40th anniversary. WARNING: THE STORY OF CYCLONE TRACY is Sophie Cunningham's recount of the event.