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Australia: Northern Territory – Cyclone Tracy


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Cyclone Tracy that hit Darwin in the Northern Territory 40 years ago.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2014/12/on-this-day-in-history-cyclone-tracy/


Australia: Cyclone Tracy 40 Years On



Australia: Aboriginal Sacred Site Destroyed


The Aboriginal Sacred Site known in English as ‘Two Women Sitting Down,’ north of Tennant Creek at Bootu Creek in the Northern Territory was destroyed in 2011. The link below is to an article reporting on the fining of the company responsible.

For more visit:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/nt-miners-guilty-of-aboriginal-desecration/story-fn3dxiwe-1226690069366


Article: Northern Territory Rock Art


The link below is to an article concerning Aboriginal rock art found in the Northern Territory’s Nawarla Gabarnmang rock shelter.

For more visit:
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/archaeologist-finds-oldest-rock-1459804.html


Today in History: 19 February 1942


War Comes to Australia: The Bombing of Darwin

On this day in 1942, Japan launched the first of a number of air raids on northern Australia, striking Darwin in the Northern Territory. The bombing of Darwin on the 19th February 1942 resulted in the deaths of over 250 people, hundreds more wounded, the destruction of 23 aircraft and 10 ships, with an
additional 25 ships damaged. The Japanese lost 7 aircraft in the attack.

Australia suffered more than 60 attacks from Japanese aircraft during World War II.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Darwin


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