This chapter aimed to explore if the impact and recovery from Cyclone Tracy differed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups due to inherent sociocultural or political factors or pressures. The chapter presents results around the main themes identified and discussed by respondents: warnings and preparedness; impacts; aftermath and evacuation; returning to Darwin; longer-term recovery; and resilience. A significant amount of research has demonstrated that the impacts of disasters are felt disproportionately worldwide due to inherent underlying socio-cultural, economic and political vulnerabilities.
|Title of host publication||Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation|
|Editors||Jean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik|
|Place of Publication||Chichester, UK|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|