Darwin Defenders Commemoration 2019 19 February 2019, 10:00AM

 Although Battalions of soldiers were rushed to Darwin following the attack on Pearl Harbour, Australia defences were totally inadequate against such an attack. The area was subjected to a further 64 bombing raids through to 12 November 1943.

Strict censorship was imposed on all information regarding the air raids and all official documents were stamped "Not to be released until 1995". About 200,000 Australians served in Darwin in the Second World War and through this ceremony we give them the recognition and respect they have earned for their efforts in the defence of their country and its people.

Darwin Defenders 1942-45 Melbourne Committee

Wreath Laying on the Forecourt and Memorial Tree D57

Shrine Representatives:
Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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