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A plaque records the names of civilians killed in the bombing raid on Darwin in 1942.

The first enemy attack on Australian soil in the history of the Commonwealth of Australia occurred at 9.58am on Thursday 19 February 1942. The small Northern Territory town of Darwin suffered an air-raid attack by 188 Japanese aircraft. At the time of the attack the civilian population numbered less than 2000.


Address:Harry Chan Avenue, Civic Centre, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.464167
Long: 130.845556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:19-February-1942
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th February, 1971
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This plaque was erected by the citizens of Darwin in memory of the civilians who lost their lives in the bombing raid on Darwin of 19th February, 1942 and was unveiled by His Excellency the Right Honourable Sir Paul Hasluck G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.St. J, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in 19th February, 1971.

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Source: MA,NRUM
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