Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience

70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative events

19 February 2012 was the first National Day of Observance and Territorians commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin, paying tribute to those who were affected by the attacks on Darwin and other northern Australian towns during World War II.

The Territory Government hosted a number of commemorative events.  To view the footage of each event scroll down the page.

USS Peary Memorial Service
Sunday 19 February
The Esplanade, Darwin City

70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
Sunday 19 February
Cenotaph, The Esplanade, Darwin City

Wharfies and Seafarers Memorial Service
Sunday 19 February
Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Memorial at Parliament House
Sunday 19 February
Parliament House, Darwin City

Official Opening of the Defence of Darwin Experience
Saturday 18 February
East Point Military Precinct, East Point

Families Commemorative Luncheon
Friday 17 February
Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin Wharf Precinct