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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the building of the Porch which was erected in 1944 to commemorate those who served in the Northern Territory during World War Two. 

With impressive and solemn ceremonial, the General Officer Commanding NT Force, Major General A. S. Allen, CB, CBE, DSO, VD, yesterday unveiled the plaque placed on the gates of Christ Church, Garrison Church, Darwin, to the memory of members of the services killed by enemy action in the Northern Territory. The choice of Christ Church for the plaque was peculiarly fitting as it was the first church in Australia to be damaged by an enemy. Following this ceremony, the memorial porch to the church, constructed by voluntary labour from the services, was dedicated by the Bishop of Carpentaria, the Right Reverend Stephen Davies, DD. All arms of the services were well represented at the ceremonies.
Army News (Darwin, NT ), 12 June 1944.







 

Location

Address:2 Smith Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.465879
Long: 130.845327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:11-June-1944
Actual Event End Date:11-June-1994

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th July, 1994
Front Inscription

Commemorating The 
50TH ANNIVERSARY
Of The Building Of This Porch By The R. A. N.
In Memory Of Those Who Served In The 
Northern Territory During World War 2

Unveiled By The Administrator
THE HONOURABLE AUSTIN ASCHE AC QC

17 July 1994
 

Source: MA
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