Direct Hit: The Bombing Of Darwin Post Office

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State Library of South Australia says
On the floor of the Northern Territory Parliament is a small plaque that reads:

"ON 19 FEBRUARY 1942 AN ENEMY BOMB FELL HERE AND KILLED TEN PEOPLE."

It commemorates a major event in Australian history when 188 Japanese fighters and bombers launched a deadly air raid on Darwin. Among the targets was the Darwin Post Office, which suffered a direct hit.

Taking cover in a slit trench in the backyard of the Postmaster's residence were nine members of the Postmaster-General's Department, including the Postmaster, his wife and daughter - all nine were killed instantly. Most of those killed and injured came from Adelaide and surrounds.

On 15 February the State Library is holding an event to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of the Darwin Post Office. Join Brett Bowden, author of "Direct Hit: the bombing of the Darwin Post Office" as he discusses the tragedy of this bombing and the impact it had on Australia.
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By: State Library of South Australia

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