The following websites are are related to the Defence of Darwin:

31 Squadron RAAF (Beaufighter) was stationed at Coomalie Creek near Darwin. The 31 Sqdn Association website has details of the history of the Sqdn and Profiles of original members who were involved in the defence of Darwin.



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City of Darwin

The City of Darwin website outlines the History of Darwin and has links to educational resources about the bombing of Darwin:


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Many camp and military sites were constructed down the Stuart highway in a military build-up designed for both defensive and offensive capabilities. As most of these sites had no known names, they were simply allocated a Mile Peg number, that being the distance from Darwin wharf along the then North South Road south to Alice Springs. To give you an example the 49 Mile point from Darwin, which was allocated to the 27th and later 28th Infantry Battalions, became known as 49 mile camp. It is this system of allocating Mile Peg Numbers that this site takes its name…

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