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).
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