OUR LATEST UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE: ‘Direct Hit: The Bombing of Darwin Post Office’

Northern Territory Library PH0808-0004 Darwin Bombing Collection http://hdl.handle.net/10070/150753

On Wednesday 3rd May at History House, Brett Bowden, Professor of History and Politics at Western Sydney University told the story of the bombing of Darwin during World War II; the Post Office in Darwin at the time suffered a direct hit. Taking cover in a slit trench in the backyard of the Postmaster’s residence were nine members of the Postmaster-General’s Department, including the Postmaster, his wife and daughter – all nine were killed instantly.

The presentation is now available to view on the RAHS YouTube channel at the following link: http://bit.ly/2ptP26N (You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there). Purchase a copy of Brett Bowden’s publication from NewSouth Books: http://bit.ly/2q1PfSv.

Thank you to Brett Bowden for allowing us to record and share this part of Darwin’s history and we look forward to making more history lectures freely available in the near future.

 

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