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Blows, Willy Willies and Cockeyed Bobs: The first official records of cyclones in WA

In this segment with the State Records Office we speak to Senior Archivist Gerard Foley about what the State Archives tell us about the recorded history of the major storms in Western Australia since colonial days.

Gerard discusses the first official records about cyclones in WA, the different archival records they have which refer to cyclones as Blows, Willy Willies and even Cockeyed Bobs and the cyclone that sticks out in the minds of most West Australians, Cyclone Alby which struck off the Coast in 1978.

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Harvey Deegan
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