An education program will include initiatives:
- a suite of educational resources
- activities that engage young people and increases an awareness of the Northern Territory’s involvement in WWII
- snapshots of the Territory's military history.
Useful information and links to existing education resources include:
Defence of Darwin Experience
The Defence of Darwin Experience is the story of Darwin's role in WWII and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in the history of the Northern Territory. The Defence of Darwin Experience facility located at East Point is an interactive exhibition space that includes the immersive Bombing of Darwin Gallery, iconic objects from that time, firsthand accounts and multimedia presentations.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
Mile Pegs NT
Miles Peg NT, is a site that brings gather together stories, photos, recollections and maps of World War 2 sites along the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory, Australia. The site aims to present and preserve a picture of what life was like for the Allied servicemen and women that served at these sites following the bombing of Darwin on the 19th of February 1942.
World War Two Nominal Roll
World War Two Nominal Roll was created to honour and commemorate the men and women who served in Australia’s defence forces and the Merchant Navy during this conflict. The site contains information from the service records of some one million individuals who served during WWII. On the site you are able to search for service record details by specifying name, service number, honours, place (of birth, of enlistment, or residential locality at enlistment). Once you find an individual service record you can print a certificate, if you wish.
To search your family's war time history, visit www.ww2roll.gov.au
A Secondary School resource booklet on the Bombing of Darwin
Download the resource booklet
Written by Elizabeth Mountford, this booklet has been developed as a teachers' aid to help students develop an understanding of the historical, political and geographical context of the destruction brought by an enemy for the first time to Australian soil – the first Japanese attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942.
ABC Bombing of Darwin Walking tour
Take a walk through Darwin with the ABC’s experiential Bombing of Darwin audio tour. Bringing you back to 19 February 1942, this tour explores the incredible stories around Japan's first air raid attack on Australia's frontline. Hear from survivors, evacuees, family of those lost and military historian Dr Tom Lewis with this free audio tour, available via this link.
Blood on the Frangipani
Other collections and information:
- Northern Territory Archives Service
- Darwin Military Museum
- City of Darwin Library
- Northern Territory Library
- Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
- The Barkley region
- Katherine region
- Extracts from personal letters written by US service personnel stationed at WWII base camps in the Territory