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Darwin and Anchorage share more similarities than you may think, apart from being completely opposite in climate, both cities are proud of the rich cultural heritage, and diversity of its population.

Signed 28 July 1982 in Darwin, 23 September 1982 in Anchorage

Initial moves for a sister city link began when former Darwin Mayor, Dr. Ella Stack visited Anchorage in 1976. The Chief Minister at the time, Paul Everingham had also visited Anchorage and was supportive of the linkage.

Darwin and Anchorage share more similarities than you may think, apart from being completely opposite in climate, both cities are proud of the rich cultural heritage, and diversity of its population. Dena’ina Athabascans lived in Anchorage long before Europeans arrived, fishing, hunting, and living in locations spread across what makes up Anchorage today, similar to the first peoples' of Darwin, the Larrakia.

Anchorage Sister City activities are currently focused on celebrating cultural diversity and reciprocal arts and cultural exchanges. 2016 saw the two cities participate in Walk Together a huge celebration of diversity and a loud declaration that thousands of Australians believe we can become a nation known for our compassion, generosity, and welcome. It was the first year an international partner participated.

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