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Darwin Memorial Entrance / May 2013
Darwin Memorial Entrance / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The memorial entrance was unveiled on the 60th reunion of the bombing of Darwin and commemorates those civilians whose lives were affected by the bombing of Darwin and its aftermath.

Some 243 civilians perished in the air attacks on Darwin during World War Two including wharfies and post office staff. For those that survived the initial attacks they would experience being separated through evacuation and they also stepped into vital communications, essential services and other roles. For more than 18 months residents lived in the most difficult circumstances and it was years before the residents could rebuild their town and their lives.


Address:Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, near Cenotapah, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466132
Long: 130.840692
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:19-February-1942
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 19th February, 2002
Left Side Inscription

The Reunion.

60th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin


Right Side Inscription

This entrance commemorates those families resident in Darwin whose lives were significantly affected by the bombing of Darwin

19 February 1942 to 1945.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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