The Fujita Salvage Story – a symbol of peace and reconciliation
The Territory Remembers program commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing and Darwin and Northern Territory’s significant involvement in World War II.
On 19 February 1942 mainland Australia came under air attack for the first time when Japanese forces mounted two air raids on Darwin. The Bombing of Darwin is to this day the largest single most destructive attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.
Seventeen years later, a world-wide tender called for salvage company to clear Darwin Harbour of the shipwrecks that were posing a threat to the shipping channels. The Fujita Salvage company were awarded that contract.
View the story of that salvage and the gesture of reconciliation so soon after the devastated during those war years right in the heart of the Darwin CBD.
WHERE: Darwin Uniting Memorial Church, 78 Smith Street.
Mon, Thurs, Fri 9.30am – 1pm
Tues 11am – 1pm
Wed 5pm – 7pm
Sat 10am - 12pm
Darwin Uniting Memorial Church
A donation to the Darwin Uniting Memorial Church is encouraged.