A television special that takes a long and searching look at the devastation of the city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory after Cyclone Tracy on 25th december 1974. The city became the site of possibly the greatest natural disaster in the nation’s history causing the mass evacuation south of three-quarters of the city’s 43,000 people. The film looks at the results of the cyclone and the spirit of the people of Darwin, determined to rebuild their city.
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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Darwin (N.T.)
Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Cyclone Tracy, 1974
Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Cyclones
Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Disaster victims
Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural disasters
Documentary → Documentary films - Australia
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Disaster victims
Television → Television programs
Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)