Tag: Cyclone Tracy

Jan 26 2017

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Dec 24 2014

Cyclone Tracy: the mini-series

Twelve years after Cyclone Tracy destroyed Darwin, the Nine Network embarked on a big-budget six-hour mini-series to give an account, based on fictional characters, of what happened in the days immediately before and after the cyclone ripped through the city of 45,000 people. Produced by Nine’s production arm, PBL Productions, Cyclone Tracy starred Tracy Mann (pictured) as …

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Dec 23 2014

Cyclone Tracy: ‘The day Darwin died’

Christmas Day 1974 is forever remembered as the day that Darwin was flattened by Cyclone Tracy. The destructive winds, measured to 200 km/h before the equipment itself failed, damaged or destroyed virtually every home and building in the tropical city. Seventy one people died and many more were injured. Much of the city’s 45,000 residents …

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