Tuesday 16th December
Another museum we want to see is the
Military Museum, which showcases the first attack by the Japanese on
Australian territory during World War II. Darwin was first bombed on
the 19th Febuary 1942, with many civilian and navy ships
sunk, buildings bombed and of courses lives lost. Many other towns
in the northern part of Australia were also bombed during the rest of
the war. It is an excellent display of photos, artefacts and
personal recollections (including histories of some of the Japanese
involved). Outside is the cannon bunker and various military
vehicles – both Australian and American, and one building has a
small exhibition on the Korea, Vietnam and the First Gulf war. We
end our last day in Darwin at a good restaurant, where we enjoy their
mixed grill of barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile.