Bombing of Darwin Day
On the 19th February 1942 Darwin was attacked during two devastating air raids by 188 Japanese aircraft. A Royal Commission found that 243 people had lost their lives during the raids, but it is possible that the total number of casualties was greater than that.
A Secondary School Resource Package on the Bombing of Darwin
Written by Elizabeth Mountford, this booklet has been developed as a teacher's 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.