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Winds Of Fury: The Full True Story Of The Great Darwin Disaster Keith Cole

Winds Of Fury: The Full True Story Of The Great Darwin Disaster

Keith Cole

Published 1977
ISBN : 9780727005557
Hardcover
211 pages
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Winds of fury tells the full true story of the disaster which overwhelmed Darwin on Christmas Day 1974 and of its after-effects, still felt until today.Keith Cole experienced every moment of the disaster and its consequences with his wife, heMoreWinds of fury tells the full true story of the disaster which overwhelmed Darwin on Christmas Day 1974 and of its after-effects, still felt until today.Keith Cole experienced every moment of the disaster and its consequences with his wife, he survived the fearful experience of having his home torn apart by the savage winds. Then, with thousands more Darwin folk, he face the stunning task of reconstruction.From his own experiences and those of many others he covers every aspect of the cyclone: background, impact, aftermath. He tells the horrifying stories of men and women who survived - or did not survive - the winds of fury. He describes the chaos of Darwin after the cyclone, the great exodus of refugees, the bureaucratic bungling, the recriminations, the splendid work of the Navy and of many other helpers, the confusion and frustration of people attempting to rebuild shattered lives.Many did not succeed. They encountered such grim realities as inflation and under-insurance, which prevented them from rebuilding their homes, and the outburst of emotional problems which destroyed marriages.Much government aid went only to the public sector. Political fumbling aroused great resentment. Some workers were interested only in profiting from the disaster. For many Darwin folk the aftermath seemed almost as bad as the cyclone, but they tackled the task of reconstruction with faith and determination.Keith Cole presents a full-scale picture of Australias greatest natural disaster, and a vivid portrayal of human nature in all its aspects as the shattered community fights its way back from tragedy to triumph.