He slept through cyclone Tracy!

by Rachel

Ever since I was young my family would always tell me the story of how my great uncle John slept through cyclone Tracy, I never really took much interest in the story until about 2 months ago when I started becoming quite fasinated about cyclones. It was only the other day that I remembered my uncles story. So I decided to ask him about it.There are some things in the story that I don't really understand and because I wasn't there I proberly never will, but I'll try and tell you the story just how he told me.


When I asked him just what happend that day he said:
He had heard the previous cyclone warnings and they were spread over a couple of weeks, then the cyclone Tracy warning came. Now on the particular day that Tracy came, John was having a work party. By the time that cyclone Tracy came to destroy the beautiful city he was drunk of his head! Just moments before Tracy started to get violent John had made his way back to his flat and had collapsed in the bath tub.While cyclone Tracy took her violent revenge John slept like a baby! The next morning when he woke up, he got a big surprise! He says that when he awoke and went outside everything was flat, there wasn't a single leaf on a tree or a single tree on the ground.All the houses had been ripped of their foundations and the tree routs had been pulled right out of the ground.

I guess that some people would find this story funny, but to me I'm just thankful that he's still alive.

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My Brother in Law slept through cyclone Tracy
by: Anonymous

My brother in law was in the RAAF based in Darwin. I wasn't married to his sister yet but when cyclone Tracy attacked Darwin, just one question was asked, "How is Ivan going to be?" After it was all over a phone came through to his parents from a higher rank telling them that Ivan was alright, that he slept right through the storm. His parents couldn't believe it but when the next letter came from Ivan he confirmed it was true.

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whatever...
by: Anonymous

you know?
i think that is not so amazing what happened,i mean i could sleep too if i was really tired.

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well..
by: Anonymous

You know what, he's not the only one who slept through it apparently. (Christmas parties claimed more than one drunk sleeper that night, some people will nap through the end of the world...)

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by: Anonymous

Did he really do that??? Cause he would probly have woken up during the middle of Cyclone Tracy.

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WOOW
by: Hayley Buik

wOOOOW WHAT A GOOD STORY BUT HE REALLY SLEPT THROUGH CYCLOE TRACY!!!!!
WHEN HE WOKE UP WAS ANYONE THERE AT THE SITE OR HIS HOUSE!!!
THATS A REALLY WEIRD
IS HE STILL ALIVE THIS DAY???
FROM HAYLEY
SA

Well its not really a story but it is something sacred
i am really sorry 4 all the people that were in Cyclone Tracy,
i was wondering who many people died and did the people on Darwin have any notice!!!
hope all ur lifes have regoined and hope eveyone is safe and s having a good time!!!
I am really sorry 4 the people that have lost everyting an di hope u have a lot more to be coumpheded with
love HAYLEY
S.A ,Australia, Old Noarlunga

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woo
by: Anonymous

that is unbelievable i would so be screaming

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