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HMAS ST FRANCIS - WW2 Australia's First Wartime All Aboriginal Crew Just before ten o'clock on Thursday morning 19 February 1942, hundreds of Japanese airplanes bombed Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Despite wartime press censorship and the government urge to play down any threat, the fact that the Japanese had to either fly … Continue reading *WARNING* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain names, images and references to deceased persons.

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'THE INTENTION IS TO HOLD DARWIN' (1) A GLIMPSE INTO AUSTRALIA'S INDIGENOUS BLACK WATCH DURING WORLD WAR TWO. In a letter to the Editor of the Melbourne newspaper The Argus dated 8 January 1941, Mrs Helen V. Lane of Lilydale had warned that Darwin was going to become a more important wartime naval base than … Continue reading *WARNING* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain names, images and references to deceased persons.