Chapter 60

Reconstructing Darwin after “Tracy” and resolving the issues of fatigue failure and debris attack

In January 1975 I had been posted back to Brisbane as Head of Discipline Structures which used to be Supervising Structural Engineer and it all tied in as if I had planned the move. At that time Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin and demolished the area. This was a disaster of the first order and the Department was fully involved in what had to be done.

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