Darwin Defenders Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am

The attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942 by the Japanese was the first attack ever made by an enemy on Australian soil. Around 200,000 Australians served in Darwin during the Second World War, and through this remembrance service we give them the recognition and respect they earned by their efforts in the defence of their country and its people.

The Melbourne Committee of the Darwin Defenders 1942-1945 invites schools to send a representative group of 10-20 students along with an accompanying teacher in remembrance of the Australian, Allied Forces and civilians who suffered as a consequence of the Darwin attacks. Larger groups are also welcome. During the service, there will be an opportunity for a representative student from participating schools to lay a wreath. Schools will be required to supply their own wreath

To register for attendance at the Darwin Defenders Service, contact event organiser.

Bernadette Lightfoot