We left Western Australia with some sadness, thinking about all the good times and great experiences we had in that state. That now makes it every mainland state and territory in Australia that I’ve been to. Pretty happy with that! We headed into the Northern Territory, a place we’ve been to quite a few times over the years but haven’t visited for over a decade.
To me, an important part of holidaying is to delve into the history of places to really gain an insight into how and why towns and cities were established and the stories of the people who lived and died there. Adelaide River is a little over an hour from Darwin in the Northern Territory and the role this location played in Australia’s war time history can’t be understated.
During WWII the conflict was brought to Australian soil when the city of Darwin was bombed by the Japanese on the 19th of February 1942. On that day, 240 people including many civilians were killed.
Following that attack, military unit camps were established at Adelaide River,and tens of thousands of troops were stationed there.View the pictures →
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