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. (Source: BOM) First warning of Cyclone Tracy. Fact sheet, National Archives of Australia . Winds of Fury: The Full True Story of the Great Darwin Disaster, Keith Cole, Rigby, Adelaide, 1977. Bureau of Meteorology report on Cyclone Tracy (PDF 6.22mb) Cyclone Tracy archives, Northern Territory Archives Service. Drama serial based on the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Tracy on an area of Darwin on 24th December 1974. This excerpt of an ABC radio interview consists of a first-hand account from a survivor of Cyclone Tracy – ABC radio news journalist Mike Hayes. It was reported that during the storm 292mm of rain fell, and at 3.05am wind gusts at the airport were recorded at 217km … This excerpt of an ABC radio interview consists of a first-hand account from a survivor of Cyclone Tracy – ABC radio news journalist Mike Hayes. The alarming news came after Imelda dropped 109 centimetres of rain in 72 hours in Gator Country Adventure Park, Beaumont, submerging large areas of the reserve. A vast cyclone has crashed into Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 250km/h (155 mph). With Chris Haywood, Nicholas Hammond, Tracy Mann, Linda Cropper. Cyclone Tracy virtually destroyed the town of Darwin in the Northern Territory (NT) in the early hours of Christmas Day, 25 December 1974. The Cyclone Tracy of ideological battles: Does the Weather Bureau tweak data or is our government paranoid? Cyclone Tracy’s movements in December 1974. The day Cyclone Tracy unleashed hell on Darwin, leaving 66 people dead, homes destroyed and the city cut off from the outside world. Cyclone Tracy was a tropical cyclone that destroyed the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, 1974.It is the most compact tropical cyclone on record in Australia, with the gale force winds reaching out only 48 km (30 mi) from the centre.It is the second most compact cyclone in the world. Find Cyclone Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Cyclone and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. alligator 6:09pm Sep 30, 2019. More than 9,000 homes were ruined and around 65 people were killed by the deadly cyclone. Clip description. In it, Hayes speaks off-the-cuff to fellow journalist Bruce Grundy about the myriad of emotions and some of the immediate concerns of the people of Darwin following the cyclone: hunger, shock, relief, homelessness and evacuation. Forty years on a city remembers... and the scars are still raw In it, Hayes speaks off-the-cuff to fellow journalist Bruce Grundy about the myriad of emotions and some of the immediate concerns of the people of Darwin following the cyclone: hunger, shock, relief, homelessness and evacuation. Remembering Cyclone Tracy: Red Cross workers recall storm chaos and devastation in Darwin 40 years on THIS week marks 40 years since Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. The first cyclone warning was issued at 12.30pm and the storm made landfall at just after midnight that evening. Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst storms in Australia's history. Explore more on Cyclone. THE government says the Weather Bureau tweaks data to exaggerate global warming. Another 16 people were never found from the 22 vessels that were at sea when the storm struck. Winds reached their known peak at 3:05am at … Severe tropical cyclone Tracy, Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Tracy is arguably the most significant tropical cyclone in Australia's history accounting for 65 lives, the destruction of most of Darwin and profoundly affecting the Australian perspective to the tropical cyclone threat.