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No Australian city has a more chequered history than Darwin, in the Northern Territory. The destruction of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy at Christmas, 1974, was by no means the first disaster to be experienced by Australia's northernmost capital. Four attempts to found a northern settlement before Darwin failed dismally, and Darwin itself has been wiped out four times - three times by cyclone, once by war. But Darwin fights on, and Bill Peach discovers that its battling spirit is a classic illustration of Charles Darwin's theories about the survival of the fittest.

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Crew

Director
Richard Walker
Executive Producers
Christopher McCullough

Cast

Presenter: Bill Peach

Production Details

Production Completion
1980
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales