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of the Northern Territory Library

Low bandwidth site

tracy animation link to advanced website

Basic Tracy Website

This link will take you to the 'basic' tracy website which contains just text and still images that should appear on any browser and at low modem speeds (below 28 k) .

Additional Resource

The New Northern Territory Library Cyclone Tracy Online Exhibition (html)

The Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Cyclone Tracy Exhibition (html)






Advanced Tracy Website

This link will take you to the 'advanced' tracy
which contains some audio, and video material and which requires the shockwave plugin for audio visual sequences. Some parts of this site will be very slow on modem connections below (28K).


To test if your system has the required plug in click on the test link below.

Test page for shockwave stream

To download the free Shockwave plugin click the 'Get Shockwave' button to connect to the Shockwave download centre. Shockwave is a free plug-in for your web browser.

Probably the most persistent request received by the Northern Territory Library since its inception in 1980 is for information on Cyclone Tracy, which devastated Darwin on the night of Christmas Eve 1974. Requests come from primary and high schools students, tourists, and survivors of the ordeal and their families, to name just a few.

Cyclone Tracy continues to excite the interest of all and sundry, and the fact that this natural disaster, one of the worst in Australian history, burst on to the notice of the Australian public on Christmas Day, adds to its fascination.
It is for this reason that the Northern Territory Library decided to establish this web site, to inform people about the cyclone and its effects on Darwin, both short and long term. It is hoped that the details provided here will answer most questions people have about Cyclone Tracy, but if not, please email the Northern Territory Library and we will attempt to supply any further information needed.