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The Christ Church Entrance Gate and Porch was erected in 1944 to commemorate the service personnel who died whilst on active service in the Northern Territory during World War Two. The gateway and porch were rebuilt in 1965.
Damaged by bombs during a Japanese raid, Christ Church, at Darwin, has been repaired by voluntary labour of servicemen. A porch, recently constructed to complete the work, will be dedicated at a service conducted by the Bishop of Carpentaria (Right Rev. Stephen Davies) on Sunday. During the service, the G.O.C., Northern Territory Force, will unveil a memorial plaque at the entrance gate in memory of members of all services who have died on active service in Northern Territory.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
9 June 1944.
|Address:||Harry Chan Avenue & Smith Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.465833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 11th June, 1944|
A M D G
This Gate And The Porch
Were Added To Christ Church In 1944
Royal Australian Navy And Northern Territory Force
As A Tribute To The Memory
Of Those Members Of All Services
Who Died Whilst On Active Service
In The Northern Territory
During The Second World War 1939 - 45
The Rebuilding Of This
Memorial Gateway And Porch
Was Undertaken By The
Darwin Sub Branch R S S & A I L A
With Support Of Sub Branches
28th November 1965