Life at Nightcliff High School, 1972

by Kevin

I attended Nightcliff High School in 1972. It was not a particularly good time for me. I had better fun working part time at Top End Radio and TV Repairs. Thanks to Mike and his wife for their support while I was there.

I did like Darwin though, the bugs, the frogs, the storms and the way everything grew so fast and lush. I think Darwin lost a lot of character when Tracy blew through. I have been back a number of times and it just seems to miss something.

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Darwin before Tracy
by: Anonymous

I am a former student who attended Nightlife High School in 1972, originally I was in 1D1 class (Bulldog Baker's mob) but transferred to 1C3.
After Tracy I ended up at Casuarina until mid way through 1976 then went to Norwood High School in Adelaide for the rest of that year and also 1977. I met my first regular girlfriend named Adele in 1972, she transferred from Darwin High.

Darwin was a fantastic place before Cyclone Tracy, I had my ups and downs, I experienced the usual teenage angst of trying to fit in with different crews but always ended up being the odd one left out, had no problems with having girlfriends, just the guys kind of didn't take to me, maybe it was because I was always with a girl and sometimes she was already with some other guy, hahahaha.

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