Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience

Using the Character Cards

When arriving at the Defence of Darwin Experience students are given a 'character card' that represents a real person featured within the Experience.  Many teachers encourage the students to seek out 'their' characters throughout the exhibitions. 

The forty-one Defence of Darwin Experience Characters appear in many locations throughout the exhibitions.  While twenty-eight characters are featured on the Bombing of Darwin Interactive Table, the others can be found elsewhere within the exhibitions. Students will need to search for them in association with objects, as quotes on graphics, or within the other multimedia installations.

To assist teachers and students, and those not able to visit the Experience, a series of factsheets have been provided listing the characters and where to find them in the exhibitions, as well as thumbnail images and biographies.

Exhibition Location

Biographies

Images

Character card - Dorothea Lyons, Darwin evacuee
Character card - Dorothea Lyons, Darwin evacuee
Character card - John Cubillo, no image available, image of wife and family
Character card - John Cubillo, no image available, image of wife and family
Character card - Arthur Murch, official war artist
Character card - Arthur Murch, official war artist