Indigenous experiences and responses to Cyclone Tracy

Katharine Haynes*, Deanne K. Bird, Dean B. Carson

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Studies in Climate Adaptation
EditorsJean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik
Place of PublicationChichester, UK
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118845028
ISBN (Print)9781118845011
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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