A replica of one of the 9.2 inch guns defending the harbour - the originals were sold to the Japanese for scrap metal.
The museum had a good section on the bombing raid of 19 Feb 42 (and subsequent attacks) as well as a Vietnam display.
Darwin for two days April 22nd 2015 Geo: -12.4675, 130.847Boeing 737-800 to Darwin. 3.5 hours flight time and 176 seats 3x3. We were lucky to have a spare seat in our row but no TV screens and the seats didn't recline.The Adina Vibe Hotel in the newish Darwin Waterfront Precinct is comfortable but unremarkable. It's a short walk to the Smith St mall and the Darwin CBD, past the government locality.We had an enjoyabl ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin 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