On Christmas Day, 1974, the eye of CYCLONE TRACY ripped through Darwin, leaving the city in ruins. Over 100 people were killed, 20 000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history. This highly acclaimed, three part mini-series depicts the events of that terrifying Christmas, celebrating the spirit and courage of the people who survived the devastation. Caught in the excitement of a hot Australian Christmas, many locals failed to heed early warnings and were left helpless in the face of the cyclone's fury. But others fought back.