The Darwin Military Museum (DMM) was founded in the mid 1960s by Lieutenant Colonel Jack Haydon and members of the Northern Territory branch of the Royal Australian Artillery Association. The Association, throughout it's numerous contacts, soon started accumulating war memorabilia from all over the Territory, other parts of Australia and internationally. Since then, several notable local collectors have also contributed greatly to the museum’s exhibits including the newest The Defence of Darwin Experiance (DDE).
· Armoured vehicles
· World War I exhibition
· Vietnam War exhibition
· Royal Australian Navy exhibition
· Large range of military vehicles
· Replica of the original 9.2 inch guns installed to defend Darwin
· Engines and other machines of war
· Scores of photographs detailing the actions
· An extensive collection of military firearms
· A 12 minute slide show film of the first raids on 19th February 1942
Did You Know? 188 aircraft attacked Darwin at 0958 on 19th February 1942; 54 aircraft attacked in a second raid at midday.
Did you know? That the Japanese aircraft carrier borne forces that attacked Darwin on 19th February 1942 were the same forces that attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and that they dropped more bombs on Darwin than they did on Pearl Harbor.
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