"Bombing of Darwin WWW11 Heritage Tour." Tours - Guided Tip by wise23girl

Tours - Guided, Darwin: 13 reviews and 36 photos

  Gary tells the story
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  • Gary tells the story - Darwin
      Gary tells the story
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  • Number plate 1940 - Darwin
      Number plate 1940
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  • Zero bullet hole - Darwin
      Zero bullet hole
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  • House in 1940...bullet hole in fence. - Darwin
      House in 1940...bullet hole in fence.
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  • Gary in lecture mode - Darwin
      Gary in lecture mode
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Well we knew it 'was no ordinary show' when Gary and his vehicle arrived to take us on the tour. We were right. We saw and learnt so much in just 4 hours. How good is that?

Did you know 115 tonnes of bombs were dropped on Darwin in 64 air raids? More than were dropped on Pearl Harbour!

Unfortunately for the US navy the 'Peary' happened to be in the harbour at the time of the first attack and was destroyed.

The 'Manunda' Hospital ship was damaged in the attacks even though we were told the Japanese airforce ace leading the attack had not meant for that to happen.

We were taken to many sites of historical significance...Gary knows them all and more...he is to write a book...we need to read it.

Address: Gary will call for you.
othercontact: tours@bombingolddarwin.com.au
Phone: +61 432 041132
Website: http://www.bombingofdarwin.com.au

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 25, 2012
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  • sirgaw's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Strongly suggest you return to Darwin and go and see the EXCELLENT Defence of Darwin exhibition and experience. It opened last year (2012) on the 50th anniversary of the first bombing. Are you aware that Broome was also bombed? In your first page about Darwin you mentioned insider info - the Japanese pearlers had been busy feeding info for years and knew EXACTLY where everything was. Great pages on Darwin

    • wise23girl's Profile Photo
      May 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      That is so interesting...I did not know Broome was bombed but David did...Yes David hopes to go back to Darwin..and thanks for info about exhibition

    • sirgaw's Profile Photo
      May 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Thanks - and its amazing how many similaraties there were with both Peal Harbour and the Darwin bombing. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack... Also Katherine (300 km INLAND) from Darwin was bombed. I saw a plaque in the main street - sending photo via vt mail


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