Territorians at War - Northern Territory Library
On 19 February 1942, mainland Australia came under attack for the first time when Japanese forces mounted two air raids on Darwin.
At least 243 people were killed in the raids and between 300 and 400 were wounded. Air attacks on Darwin continued until November 1943, by which time Darwin had been bombed 64 times, devastating the city and forming a defining moment in the history of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Library holds unique and revealing material about the Second World War and Darwin and the Top End’s role at the front line.