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Bombing of Darwin Day, A National Day of Observance Commemorative Service

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Mark the anniversary of the day World War II came to Australia, and honour those who lost their lives.

The Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin is commemorated each year on 19 February at the Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade to pay tribute, honour and remember those who defend Darwin and the top end of Australia.

On 19 February 1942, World War II came to the shores of Australia when the Japanese dropped bombs over Darwin. On this day over 243 people, both armed forces personnel and civilians, lost their lives. Eight ships were sunk and 11 damaged. A section of the wharf was destroyed, killing 22 waterside workers. Over the next 21 months, Darwin, Adelaide River, Katherine and Milingimbi in Arnhem Land were bombed 64 times.

The service begins at 9.30am with the sounding of the WWII air raid siren at 9.58am - the same time it sounded years ago as waves of Japanese bombers flew over the city.

Event date

Monday 19 February 2018

Event type

  • Community Event

Opening times

9.30am

Entry cost

Free entry

Facilities

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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  • Information

    Event date

    Monday 19 February 2018

    Event type

    • Community Event

    Opening times

    9.30am

    Entry cost

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Family Friendly
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet

    Accessibility

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

  • Map

    Map

    What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Explore the NT
    Driving routesFlight paths

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