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The Resource Warning : the story of Cyclone Tracy, Sophie Cunningham

Warning : the story of Cyclone Tracy, Sophie Cunningham

Label
Warning : the story of Cyclone Tracy
Title
Warning
Title remainder
the story of Cyclone Tracy
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Cunningham
Title variation
Story of Cyclone Tracy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city, left seventy-one people dead and ripped the heart out of Australia's season of goodwill. For the fortieth anniversary of the nation's most iconic natural disaster, Sophie Cunningham has gone back to the eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the devastation?and those who faced the heartbreaking clean-up and the back-breaking rebuilding. From the quiet stirring of the service-station bunting that heralded the catastrophe to the wholesale slaughter of the dogs that followed it, Cunningham brings to the tale a novelist's eye for detail and an exhilarating narrative drive. And a sober appraisal of what Tracy means to us now, as we face more?and more destructive?extreme weather with every year that passes
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, Sophie
Dewey number
363.3492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyclones
  • Natural disasters
  • Cyclone Tracy, 1974
  • Natural disasters
  • Cyclones
  • Cyclone Tracy, 1974
  • Darwin (N.T.)
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Label
Warning : the story of Cyclone Tracy, Sophie Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
cartographic image
Contents
Prologue -- The emergency: Warning -- Disappeared -- Uncertain light of dawn -- The missing and the dead -- Does anybody know this has happened to us? -- We will get you out -- Fault Line: Tracy, you bitch -- Daribah Nungalinya -- The wild north -- The shooting of the dogs -- Winds of change: I've got to have my trips -- 1975 -- I wasn't worrying about bloody history. I was worrying about the day -- I make this place as I go -- The shape memory takes
Control code
000052756432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922079367
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Label
Warning : the story of Cyclone Tracy, Sophie Cunningham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
cartographic image
Contents
Prologue -- The emergency: Warning -- Disappeared -- Uncertain light of dawn -- The missing and the dead -- Does anybody know this has happened to us? -- We will get you out -- Fault Line: Tracy, you bitch -- Daribah Nungalinya -- The wild north -- The shooting of the dogs -- Winds of change: I've got to have my trips -- 1975 -- I wasn't worrying about bloody history. I was worrying about the day -- I make this place as I go -- The shape memory takes
Control code
000052756432
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922079367
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits

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