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Darwin Commemorative Place / May 2013
Darwin Commemorative Place / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque was erected by the people of Darwin to commemorate the significance of the commemorative area in Bicentennial Park.


Address:Esplanade , Cenotaph entrance, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466179
Long: 130.840653
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2006
Front Inscription

Welcome visitor and know on this landAustralians 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

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