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WWII Mauna Loa shipwreck
Within a radius of 100m from intersection of latitude 12 29.86S and longitude 130 49.16E on the Port Darwin 1:25 000 mapsheet.(AUS 28).
The World War II Shipwrecks are a direct result of the first Japanese air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942 and on Australia. This raid was predicated by Darwin's integral position in the fluid geopolitical and strategic situation in the Pacific and Southeast Asian theatres of war during December 1941-February 1942. The wrecks are memorials to those who lost their lives in the first bombing raid on Australian soil and for those who defended Darwin. The wrecks provide an insight into Australia's maritime history depicting the type of vessels and equipment used for defence purposes in World War II.
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Further Information
NameDescriptionDate Added
Viewmauna loa brochure for web.pdf - 23/NOV/10
ViewWWII shipwrecks Instrument.pdf - 08/FEB/16
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