Thu, 03 Mar

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Adelaide

ENCORE - The Bombing of Darwin

Australia's Day of Infamy with guest speaker, Master Elizabeth Olsson

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ENCORE - The Bombing of Darwin

Time & Location

03 Mar, 6:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Due to popular demand, Elizabeth Olsson has offered to re-run the Bombing of Darwin lecture for those who missed out due to the covid capacity restrictions. The event will be held in the Long Tan room and guests can pre-order a meal at the Members Bar to have at the conclusion of the lecture.

On 19th February 1942, the Japanese 1st Carrier Air Fleet attacked Darwin in two raids on the harbour and airfield. Lead by the same Commander who attacked Pearl Harbour, 242 aircraft laid waste to Australia’s northern defences in the first and the largest foreign attack ever mounted on Australia as a nation. It was the start of over 240 air raids on Northern Australia, ranging from Exmouth in the west to Townsville in the East. Many were killed and the loss of armaments, shipping and infrastructure significant. In the lead up to the 80th anniversary of the attack, Elizabeth Olsson tells the story of Australia’s “day that will live in infamy” - from both the service and civilian point of view - when the war came to Australia and the course of the nation’s history changed forever.

Time: 1830 lecture; 1930 meals served

Dress: Club Casual

Price: $15.00 lecture, meals at the individual guests expense.

RSVP: Till booked out!

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