When will the birds return

Australia, 1975

TV show
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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.

Credits

co-producer

John Carter

Peter Johnson

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:51:55:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011878

Language

English

Subject categories

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 → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Disaster victims

Places → Darwin (N.T.)

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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