The 1974 National Show was scheduled for Brisbane on 3 and 4 August. After a disastrous flooding of the scheduled venue, the show proceeded elsewhere, and the first ANCF Judges’ seminar was held. Visiting judges – speakers were FIFe President, Mme Ravel, and Terry Hiroaka (CFA, USA). Nearly 800 cats were entered, and Best Cat in Show was awarded to Brackenhill Blue Beau (Imp. UK),a blue Persian owned by R. Rowles, with Best Kitten won by Delma Ali Mohaal (seal–point Siamese).In 1974, the Murray Valley Cat Authority withdrew from the ANCF when GCCFV decided not to join. The 1974 year also saw one of the greatest natural disasters ever in Australia’s history when Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin on Christmas Day. Many Northern Territory breeders and their cats were evacuated to other States, and it speaks volumes for the tenacity of the Cat Association of the Northern Territory (CANT) that it was able to remain in existence.