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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.

 

Location

Address:Smith & Whitfield Streets, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.460833
Long: 130.839444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15- August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 25th June, 1958
Front Inscription

          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.

Source: MA
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