60th Anniversary Bombing of Darwin -Civilians Memorial EntrancePrint Page
The memorial entrance was unveiled on the 60th reunion of the bombing of Darwin and commemorates those civilians whose lives were affected by the bombing of Darwin and its aftermath.
Some 243 civilians perished in the air attacks on Darwin during World War Two including wharfies and post office staff. For those that survived the initial attacks they would experience being separated through evacuation and they also stepped into vital communications, essential services and other roles. For more than 18 months residents lived in the most difficult circumstances and it was years before the residents could rebuild their town and their lives.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, near Cenotapah, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466132|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-February-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 19th February, 2002|
THE REUNION 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBING OF DARWIN
This entrance commemorates
those families resident in Darwin
whose lives were significantly
affected by the
Bombing of Darwin
19 February 1942 to 1945