More than 9,000 homes were ruined and around 65 people were killed by the deadly cyclone. Fact sheet, National Archives of Australia . I could see nothing until lightning flashed.

I started crawling towards the bottom of the stairs where I’d last seen Dad.

Drama serial based on the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Tracy on an area of Darwin on 24th December 1974. A Banner Bold: The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfield, 1854 by Nadia Wheatley (2000) It’s the event that put Darwin on the map while nearly wiping it off it. SURVIVING TRACY - REAL STORIES FROM SURVIVORS OF CYCLONE TRACY has 664 members.

It was reported that during the storm 292mm of rain fell, and at 3.05am wind gusts at the airport were recorded at 217km … I could see nothing until lightning flashed. The Store, The Store, CYCLONE TRACY PB, I dropped to the ground. It’s the event that put Darwin on the map while nearly wiping it off it. That Christmas Eve is still very clear in my mind and I decided to share my experience with anyone who is interested. Tracy’s gale force winds extended 80km to 100km in diameter, making it a “midget cyclone” in meteorological terms.

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Cyclone Tracy in 1974 was one of Australia’s worst natural disasters and led to its greatest peacetime evacuation and reconstruction effort. Sophie Cunningham is the author of five books, City of Trees, Geography, Bird, Melbourne, and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy. Cyclone Tracy virtually destroyed the town of Darwin in the Northern Territory (NT) in the early hours of Christmas Day, 25 December 1974. Sophie Cunningham’s WARNING: THE STORY OF CYCLONE TRACY is out now – it is released from Text Publishing and you can buy it HERE. THIS year marks the 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy. The Store, The Store, CYCLONE TRACY PB, I dropped to the ground. I started crawling towards the bottom of the stairs where I’d last seen Dad.

Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst storms in Australia's history. Delve into local history at Darwin’s museums and fill yourself with facts about everything from indigenous art and culture to WWII and aviation history, and the story of Cyclone Tracy. The biggest cyclone in Darwin's history to date was Cyclone Tracy. Cyclone Tracy hit before I was born, but I still heard some of the stories of Tracy when I was a child and fascinated by cyclones. Winds of Fury: The Full True Story of the Great Darwin Disaster, Keith Cole, Rigby, Adelaide, 1977. All purchases earn Scholastic Rewards for your nominated school.

With Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hammond, Tracy Mann, Linda Cropper. My Cyclone Tracy story: Name: Mullis, Trish: My Story: This is the story of my memories of going through Cyclone Tracy as an 8 year old. All purchases earn Scholastic Rewards for your nominated school. Fact sheet, National Archives of Australia . My Australian Story is a series of historical novels for older children published by Scholastic Australia which was inspired by Dear America.Each book is written in the form of a fictional diary of a young person living during an important event or time period in Australian history.. Series. If you want an awesome stocking filler and/ or love your non-fiction, or history, then this is the one! The eye tightened as it approached Darwin until it … She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of the Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab. Bureau of Meteorology report on Cyclone Tracy (PDF 6.22mb) Cyclone Tracy archives, Northern Territory Archives Service. Cyclone Tracy in 1974 was one of Australia’s worst natural disasters and led to its greatest peacetime evacuation and reconstruction effort. Shop at The Scholastic Store for the best books for children, educational resources for kids, crafts for kids, teachings resources and more. Another 16 people were never found from the 22 vessels that were at sea when the storm struck. Cyclone Tracy: Survivor's story. Bureau of Meteorology report on Cyclone Tracy (PDF 6.22mb) Cyclone Tracy archives, Northern Territory Archives Service. Winds of Fury: The Full True Story of the Great Darwin Disaster, Keith Cole, Rigby, Adelaide, 1977.

In this extract, former Darwin resident LUDIJ PEDEN recounts her family's experience as the cyclone stru [...] Read full article: Cyclone Tracy: Survivor's story...→ #Cyclone Tracy; #Darwin; #LUDIJ PEDEN While 65 deaths were recorded, an unknown number of the transient population, particularly Aboriginal people, also died in this tragedy and thousands were evacuated.

What I learnt about it was far from the personal impact that this natural disaster had on people. !

In the early hours of 25 December 1974, Cyclone Tracy destroyed or severely damaged around 70 per cent of Darwin.