Darwin Commemorative PlacePrint Page
Plaque erected by the people of Darwin commemorates the significance of the commemorative area in Bicentennial Park.
|Address:||Esplanade , At the entrace the Cenotaph , Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.466179|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||2005|
Welcome visitor and know on this land
Australians have gathered in peace since time immemorial
Here, the Larrakia watched the first explorers sail into this magnificent harbour.
Here, hard working generations forged an amazing multicultural and
harmonious city, played footy on their oval and enjoyed life.
Here at 9.58 a.m. on 19 February 1942 as the first bombs fell on Australian
soil, the guns of the 14th Heavy A/A battery opened fire.
Here, was devastation on Christmas Day 1974 as Cyclone Tracy blew in.
Here, we gathered to celebrate self government on 1 July 1978.
Here. we honour our people and all who have fallen in the defence of freedom.
Join us in commemorating the significance of this beautiful place.
The people of Darwin 2006