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24th June 2016

The Tiwi Remembers – Open Day and commemoration of the Tiwi Islanders contribution to WWII in the Northern Territory

The Territory Remembers program is hosting a special Open Day with support from the Tiwi Land Council, Tiwi Enterprises and the Catholic Diocese of Darwin to commemorate the significant contribution of Indigenous Australians to the war effort during World War II.
The Open Day will include the unveiling of a life size bronze statue of Matthias Ulungura by the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, The Hon, Adam Giles MLA and The Hon, Gary Higgins, Minister for Arts and Museums, commemorating the capture of the first prisoner of war on Australian soil. There will also be the opening of a World War II exhibition at the Patakijiyali Museum, local cultural performances, art and craft and local entertainment. BBQ lunch provided.

When: Friday 24 June 2016

Time: 11.00am

Where: Bathurst Island, Wurrumiyanga

The Territory Remembers Military Historian Dr Tom Lewis OAM will present a short history talk exclusive to those visiting the island on SeaLink.

A complimentary morning tea will be provided to all on board thanks to SeaLink NT.

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Phone: 1300 130 679
+61 (0) 8 8981 2878