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A monument dedicated on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin commemorates the 23 waterside workers and 48 seafarers who died on the 19th February 1942.

The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia. On this day, 242 Japanese aircraft attacked ships in Darwin's harbour and the town's two airfields in an attempt to prevent the Allies from using them as bases to contest the invasions of Timor and Java. 252 Allied service personnel and civilians were killed although some believe that the toll was much higher.

Location

Address:Kitchener Drive, Stokes Hill Wharf , Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.470556
Long: 130.848889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:19-February -1942
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 19th February, 2012
Front Inscription

United in struggle

United in sacrifice

Plaque :

Bombing of Darwin
19th February 1942
70th commemoration 2012

The 23 known Waterside Workers who lost thier lives as a consequence of the two bombing raids

[ Names ]

Left Side Inscription

Bombing of Darwin
19th February 1942
70th commemoration 2012

The 48 known Seafarers who lost thier lives as a consequence of the two bombing raids

Neptuna
[ Names ]

Zealandia
​[ Names ]

HMAHS Manunda
​[ Names ]

British Motorist
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Portmar
​[ Name ]

Source: MA
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