Borroloola to Darwin 9.2 inch gun replica and emplacement
East Point, Darwin
These were built in anticipation of the Japanese invading, but were never fired during the war as they weren't completed in time. Ironically they were sold back to the Japanese as scrap metal. They also bought the ships that they had sunk in the harbour.
Borroloola to Darwin August 2nd 2011 As I publish this blog, we are just leaving Katherine and heading west towards Western Australia, to visit some ex-Keri teachers in a small aboriginal settlement then do a desert track. You can check out Murray and Chris's blog at
But here is an update from Borroloola to Darwin with 20 photos.....
Crossing into the Northern Te ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Borroloola Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more