Excerpt from the ABC television documentary on Cyclone Tracy.
This clip, from the 30-minute Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) television documentary The Darwin Story (1974), shows colour footage of Darwin in the aftermath of tropical Cyclone Tracy. It includes images of the total destruction of homes throughout the town, the armed forces response, makeshift refuges and the displaced local population. Arriving in Darwin, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam (1916–) reaffirms the government’s commitment to rebuilding Darwin and returning its population. The clip includes excerpts from news reports and a male voice-over.
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