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25 December 1974 David Astley

Cyclone Tracy 03

Darwin, Northern Territory

This is what the house in which we were living (2 Anthony Street, Wagaman) looked like on Christmas Day. We survived by sheltering under a mattress in the bathroom. Thatís the Parer Drive water tower in the background Ė one of the few structures in the northern suburbs that was left standing. There was a story going around that they found a refrigerator in the water tower after the cyclone, but I donít know whether that was true.

Ricoh TLS 401, Kodak Tri X
Scanned from 32 year-old print full exif

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Person 26-Apr-2011 07:19
Wow, i'm so sorry about that guys I hope you have a happy life now good luck
Guest 10-Aug-2008 11:29
The refrigerator hit the steel water tank in Rapid Creek. It pushed the side in a fair way. The tank is a similar height to the one in the photo
Guest 11-Jun-2008 08:27
The devastation is terrible the people lost everything
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