Indigenous experiences and responses to Cyclone Tracy

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

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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 PublicationUnited Kingdom
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118845028
    ISBN (Print)978-1-118-84501-1
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014


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