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Darwin's Greatest Hits

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DEREK PUGH

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Cyclone Tracy demolished Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory when it struck during the night of Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning, 1974. Over almost ten hours the small, intense, but slow-moving weather system left a swathe of destruction across the entire town. Few buildings escaped.

Sixty-six people died, many of them on vessels which put to sea, while many hundreds were injured.

Greg talks to Derek about his new book.