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A plaque commemorates the bombing of Darwin in February 1942 during World War Two.
The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 were the largest attacks ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia. They were also a significant action in the Pacific campaign of World War II and represented a psychological blow to the Australian population, several weeks after hostilities with Japan had begun. The raids were the first of almost 100 air raids against Australia during 1942–43.
|Address:||The Mall & Chapel Road, Old Courthouse Park, Bankstown, 2200|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.916258|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 19th February, 2003|
This plaque was laid on 19th February 2003 in memory of lives lost during "The Bombing Of Darwin"
(the first enemy attack on the Australian mainland) on 19th February 1942.
Helen Westwood Mayor of Bankstown
Richard Colley General Manager
Clr Helen Westwood Clr Grant Lee Clr Paul Barrett
Clr RIchard McLaughlin Clr Max Parker Clr Lynn Abrahams
Clr Kevin Hill Clr David Blake Clr Nhan Tran
Clr Ian Stromborg Clr Clive Taylor Clr Allan Winterbottom