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Cyclone Tracy, Darwin Christmas 1974

Filmed in the days after the cyclone hit, this short film records the devastation in Darwin caused by Cyclone Tracy in 1974.
Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 9 Minutes | Producer : Tim Read
Director : Chris Noonan |
Destruction caused by Cyclone Tracy, Darwin 1974.
Pan contents and remains of houses destroyed by Cyclone Tracy. VS enormous damage. WS view of kilometres of devastation. Voice-over of emergency alert similar to that delivered before the cyclone which underestimated situation. Bent telegraph poles and row of falling telegraph poles along empty streets. VS dogs sniffing debris. POV car tracking past devastated houses on stilts, corrugated iron roofs on ground, bent telegraph poles, wreckage and shop facades. Interiors of building ruins. CUs water dripping on shoe and to drips from ceiling. Damaged ÒwarningÓ sign and ruined office. Pan ruins of Naval Head building. VS people and cars down street of debris and ruins. People carrying office files from building. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 124373 | 3 mins 41 secs | 1970s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS men on roof of building sifting through contents and throwing off debris. Hand-written sign ÒDarwin Cinema now showing Gone with the Wind starring Cyclone TracyÓ. GS exposed toilet on ruined building. CU over toy bulldozer in debris. VS bulldozers shovelling tangled metal and men clearing corrugated iron. GS large bare chested man cutting cables. Pan to bulldozer and man with winch clearing wreckage. People queueing for ice and VS receiving bags. WS over devastated suburb. High angle shot of residents hanging washing next to remains of home. Injured man using pick axe in remains of home. Discarded toy gollywog and doll amongst debris. MS man retrieving Christmas decorations. CU pans over household items in debris. POV car through cyclone aftermath. Voice-overs from upset residents. Aerials over devastated buildings and to horizon. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 126867 | 3 mins 39 secs | 1970s | Darwin, NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |