Tropical Cyclone Tracy

Homes Destoryed and Families Seperated and Few To Clean Up

It Happened 44 Years ago 1972 to 2016

It was Christmas eve when all winds and rain started heavily roughly about lunch time, the people in Darwin were too busy cheering because of that event. Radio announcements about an incoming tropical cyclone could be heard. It wasn't until the dark of midnight, on Christmas day, 25 December 1974, that Cyclone Tracy really began to make an impact. In the seven hours it took for the cyclone to pass over Darwin 70 per cent of the small capital city was destroyed.