1 hr 7 min

Air: Cyclone Tracy The Elements

    • Documentary

When Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974, it wiped a city off the map and resulted in the greatest mass evacuation in Australian history. Join Stuart Diver as we hear from a survivor who has never spoken before.


The Elements is hosted by Stuart Diver. Written and Produced by Tim Russell. Audio Production and Original Music by Slade Gibson. Researcher and Assistant Producer Clare O’Halloran. Executive Producers are Stuart Diver, Slade Gibson & Cameron Jurd. A production of Pivot Studios.


Thanks to the National Film & Sound Archive, the ABC and the documentary film 'When Will the Birds Return' for the audio used in this episode. Featured audio includes 'Cyclone Approaching' directed by Cecil Holmes and produced by Film Australia (1976), 'Two Hour Warning' from the Film Australia Collection, hosted by Gary Ord and produced by the Commonwealth Film Unit (1972) and 'When Will The Birds Return?' directed by Bob Kingsbury, Brian Hannant, Greg Reading, John Shaw, Norman Godbold, David Haythornthwaite and John Noble and produced by Film Australia (1975).


This show would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of survivors and rescuers. We thank them and pay tribute to all those still affected by Cyclone Tracy.
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

When Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974, it wiped a city off the map and resulted in the greatest mass evacuation in Australian history. Join Stuart Diver as we hear from a survivor who has never spoken before.


The Elements is hosted by Stuart Diver. Written and Produced by Tim Russell. Audio Production and Original Music by Slade Gibson. Researcher and Assistant Producer Clare O’Halloran. Executive Producers are Stuart Diver, Slade Gibson & Cameron Jurd. A production of Pivot Studios.


Thanks to the National Film & Sound Archive, the ABC and the documentary film 'When Will the Birds Return' for the audio used in this episode. Featured audio includes 'Cyclone Approaching' directed by Cecil Holmes and produced by Film Australia (1976), 'Two Hour Warning' from the Film Australia Collection, hosted by Gary Ord and produced by the Commonwealth Film Unit (1972) and 'When Will The Birds Return?' directed by Bob Kingsbury, Brian Hannant, Greg Reading, John Shaw, Norman Godbold, David Haythornthwaite and John Noble and produced by Film Australia (1975).


This show would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of survivors and rescuers. We thank them and pay tribute to all those still affected by Cyclone Tracy.
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1 hr 7 min