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The plaque commemorates the bombing of Darwin in February 1942 during World War Two.

The Japanese air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942 were the largest attacks ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia. They were also a significant action in the Pacific campaign of World War II and represented a psychological blow to the Australian population, several weeks after hostilities with Japan had begun. The raids were the first of almost 100 air raids against Australia during 1942–43.


Address:The Mall & Chapel Road, Court House Reserve, Bankstown, 2200
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.916258
Long: 151.034171
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:19-February-1942
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th February, 2003
Front Inscription

This plaque was laid on 
19th February 2003 
in memory of lives lost during  

"The Bombing Of Darwin"
(the first enemy attack on the Australian mainland) 
on 19th February 1942.

Helen Westwood    Mayor of Bankstown
Richard Colley       General Manager

Clr Helen Westwood       Clr Grant Lee     Clr Paul Barrett
Clr RIchard McLaughlin   Clr Max Parker   Clr Lynn Abrahams
Clr Kevin Hill                 Clr David Blake   Clr Nhan Tran
Clr Ian Stromborg           Clr Clive Taylor  Clr Allan Winterbottom

Source: MA,NRWM
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