Thu, 10 Feb

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Adelaide

The Bombing of Darwin - Australia's Day of Infamy

Home, Hearth and Heritage (Lecture and Dinner) Guest Speaker, Master Elizabeth Olsson

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The Bombing of Darwin - Australia's Day of Infamy

Time & Location

10 Feb, 6:30 pm

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Guest Speaker, Master Elizabeth Olsson

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 begins; 1930 dinner

Members Price: $65.00; $15.00 lecture only

Non-Members: $75.00; $15.00 lecture only

Dress: Jacket and Tie

RSVP: By 5PM Monday 7 February 2022

CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price

* This event is free seating (no table plan) *

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