Significant Events leading up to the Bombing of Darwin Key individuals involved Effects of the Bombing of Darwin on the greater war or on the home front Lasting significance ( did the Bombing of Darwin produce continuity or change in society) Primary Sources References Darwin had held strategic importance to Japanese operations in the region because it was a leading shipping port and aircraft base that …
Bombing of Darwin This Video is Part 1 of a series about the Bombing of Darwin from the perspective of the members of the NT Police Force in Darwin. STUDENT 1: This is Darwin Harbor. A National Day of Observance, known as the "Bombing of Darwin Day" is held each year on 19 February to remember those who fell during the attack. “Bombing of Darwin Day is important to everyone in the Darwin community. The bombing of Darwin – The Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia, 1942–43. Senator Ashley, PMG, said yesterday that cable services would not be interrupted as a result of the bombing of Darwin. But locals haven't forgotten the day Darwin was bombed.

Evening newspapers play up the Darwin raid with front page streamers.

Drawing on long-hidden documents, using dramatisations of the Lowe Royal Commission and first person accounts, The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth reveals the true story surrounding the attack.


The annual Bombing of Darwin Day marks the day, in February 1942, Darwin experienced the first ever enemy attack on Australia soil.

The harbor was found in 1839 by John Stokes, surveyor aboard the HMS Beagle, and was named for Charles Darwin.

The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power on Australia. There are two stories those who are born and raised in Darwin hear time and time again: Cyclone Tracy and the bombing of Darwin.

Two Bombing of Darwin veterans, who were in Darwin during the bombing, along with the son of a crewman from the USS Peary, one of eight ships hit and sunk during the bombing, will all be attending the service. Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said the annual service provides the community and visitors alike with an opportunity to honour those who died during the bombing. It is situated on a low peninsula northeast of the entrance to its harbor, Port Darwin, a deep inlet of Beagle Gulf of the Timor Sea. Below is the original video text which has more information than the cut down narrative on the video. Darwin, capital and chief port of Northern Territory, Australia. It managed to subtly blend many historical references into … HEADLINES IN LONDON LONDON, Thursday. With Laura Fairclough, Tony Gold, Nick Maclaine, Christopher Peters.

The Bombing of Darwin was an air raid that was carried out by Imperial Japan on the Australian port of Darwin on February 19, 1942. MOSELEY: In the lead up to the 75th anniversary, some kids have been learning about it and creating artwork. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Darwin in 2018, here seen laying a wreath in remembrance along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

8 The bombing of Darwin in World War II was the first attack by foreign forces on Australian soil since the invasion by the British in 1788. This raid lasted about 20 minutes. Historical Map of Australia, New Zealand & the Southwest Pacific (19 February 1942) - Bombing of Darwin: Allied efforts under ABDA proved unable to halt the Japanese offensive. The attack of 19 February 1942 was an attack of formidable military might, involving the dropping of more bombs, although a lesser tonnage of bombs, than at Pearl Harbour, two months earlier. Sam Logan, whose father Samuel Logan survived the sinking of the USS Peary, is travelling from California in the United States for the first time to attend the event. A National Day of Observance, known as the "Bombing of Darwin Day" is held each year on 19 February to remember those who fell during the attack. Darwin High School Year 12 student Ricardo Kuvaja was among those who gathered at the Cenotaph on Darwin’s Esplanade for the Bombing of Darwin Day commemorations. The second raid began an hour later and involved high altitude bombing of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base at Parap. You will see visible reminders and relics left behind after the Japanese bombing of Darwin during World War II. The annual Bombing of Darwin Day marks the day, in February 1942, Darwin experienced the first ever enemy attack on Australia soil. Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours is a small company providing a 4 hour morning tour in airconditioned comfort. Directed by Steve Peddie.