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dc.contributor.authorNeilson, Peteren
dc.descriptionI was sitting in my soon to be in-laws lounge room in Hamilton, Victoria when news of Tracy came on TV. I had just received a card and note from Gary and Margaret Fenton wishing us all the best for Christmas and telling me that this was their last season in Darwin as Gary, a geologist with BHP was to be transferred back to South Australia.In a later bulletin the authorities were asking for help to identify casualties . As I recall they had a name but nothing more. I rang and gave a description of my mate who was later confirmed as a fatality. I have never felt sadder in my life.I wrote to Margaret c/o the disaster management office but did not hear anything.I couldn't obtain any information as to what happened  - the authorities were presumably swamped with requests.If Margaret, or anyone who has any information about her whereabouts, is reading this post I would be very grateful if they would contact me.I was Gary's Best Man and think about them often, especially at this time of the year.Peter Neilsonen
dc.rightsCyclone Tracy Story Project Agreementen
dc.subject.lcshCyclone Tracy, 1974en
dc.titleI lost my best mate to Cyclone Tracyen
dc.typeLiterary Worken
dc.description.provenancedonorLee, Beverleyen
dc.description.notesThis story was made as part of the ABC Open and Northern Territory Library Cyclone Tracy storytelling workshop program.en
dc.identifier.addressWARBURTON, VICen
dc.relation.incollectionTerritory Times Gone Byen
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