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Darwin Memorial Uniting Church was erected in memory of those who gave their lives in the area during World War Two.
The foundation stone was laid in 1958 and the current building was opened as the Darwin Memorial United Church on the 23rd July 1960 as a memorial to all those who defended Australia in this area during World War Two. The crosses on the ends of the pews are a reconciliation gift from the Japanese salvage company which salvaged wrecks from Darwin harbour after the war.
The site of the present Church building was the World War Two American Forces Headquarters in Darwin which was bombed by the Japanese in 1942.
|Address:||Smith & Whitfield Streets, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.460833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15- August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 25th June, 1958|
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THIS AREA DURING THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945.
THIS STONE WAS SET BY
THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA.
HIS EXCELLENCY, FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM SLIM
ON 25TH JUNE 1958.
THE UNITED CHURCH IN NORTH AUSTRALIA.