An interactive resource plotting
Australia’s disasters on the map


Interactive game where students
travel back in time to save Dingo Creek


As told by survivors and others involved
in some of our worst natural disasters

Disaster Resilience Education For Schools

For teachers and students, this toolkit of disaster resilience education resources focuses on both individual and community resilience, vital components to developing a shared understanding of the critical role everyone plays in developing a disaster resilient Australia.

Resources are designed to be flexible to individual learning styles and are aligned to curriculum.

In this week!

Gulf of Carpentaria Cyclone 1887

5 March
On 5 March 1887, a cyclone hit Burketown on the Gulf of Carpentaria. It arrived at approximately 11 am in the form of strong storm winds from the south-east. The storm continued for 12 hours; it destroyed almost the entire township and caused the death of seven from a population of just 138.

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