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Darwin, 1974. Cyclone Tracey reached the Northern Territory city of Darwin in the late afternoon on Christmas Eve. Over the next six hours, terrified residents were subjected to heavy rain & screaming winds over 200km/h (124mph). The officially recorded windspeed was 217km/h (134mph), but that’s only because the anemometer broke – the Bureau of Meteorology estimates the gusts reached well over 250km/h (155mph).

Darwin, 1974. Cyclone Tracey reached the Northern Territory city of Darwin in the late afternoon on Christmas Eve. Over the next six hours, terrified residents were subjected to heavy rain & screaming winds over 200km/h (124mph). The officially recorded windspeed was 217km/h (134mph), but that’s only because the anemometer broke – the Bureau of Meteorology estimates the gusts reached well over 250km/h (155mph).

Mitchell St after Cyclone Tracy

Mitchell St after Cyclone Tracy

Ward one of the old Darwin Hospital with the administration block of the hospital (left) and the army barracks in the background. c1960s

Ward one of the old Darwin Hospital with the administration block of the hospital (left) and the army barracks in the background. c1960s

Palmerston. The Gaol - built 1871 - first prisoners' cells built in the Northern Territory. Later Fannie Bay Gaol was built between 1882-1883. The original gaol was built between the Customs House and what was in 1930, the Police Station. The gaol was constructed from stone and had two doors and no windows. A water tank had pipes leading frfom the tin roof

Palmerston. The Gaol - built 1871 - first prisoners' cells built in the Northern Territory. Later Fannie Bay Gaol was built between 1882-1883. The original gaol was built between the Customs House and what was in 1930, the Police Station. The gaol was constructed from stone and had two doors and no windows. A water tank had pipes leading frfom the tin roof

Lameroo Baths. View from the cliffs above - baths built early in Darwin's history, rebuilt by U S personnel circa 1941. (NT Library)

Lameroo Baths. View from the cliffs above - baths built early in Darwin's history, rebuilt by U S personnel circa 1941. (NT Library)

Look like the bottom end of McMinn Street, it  used to end at the Darwin Railway Station until the built Tiger Brennan Drive

Look like the bottom end of McMinn Street, it used to end at the Darwin Railway Station until the built Tiger Brennan Drive

Here is an aerial view of Fort Hill in the 1920s.

Here is an aerial view of Fort Hill in the 1920s.

Lefty when he was gray.

Lefty when he was gray.


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St John's Ambulance Depot , Ross Smith Avenue Darwin NT.

St John's Ambulance Depot , Ross Smith Avenue Darwin NT.

Commonwealth Bank Darwin 1957

Commonwealth Bank Darwin 1957

Smith Street 1940

Smith Street 1940

HMAS DELORAINE under the Darwin fireball Feb. 19, 1942

HMAS DELORAINE under the Darwin fireball Feb. 19, 1942

Aerial view railway and Wharf.

Aerial view railway and Wharf.

ABC Studios, Darwin, following Cyclone Tracy, 1974

ABC Studios, Darwin, following Cyclone Tracy, 1974

On back of photograph, Landing the cable at Port Darwin. A large group of men are holding the cable, whilst officials look on. 1871

On back of photograph, Landing the cable at Port Darwin. A large group of men are holding the cable, whilst officials look on. 1871

Bennett Street, with Police Station (centre) and Commonwealth Bank in the distance. 1957

Bennett Street, with Police Station (centre) and Commonwealth Bank in the distance. 1957

Look like the bottom end of McMinn Street, it  used to end at the Darwin Railway Station until the built Tiger Brennan Drive

Look like the bottom end of McMinn Street, it used to end at the Darwin Railway Station until the built Tiger Brennan Drive

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