Mairead In Darwin

No chance for Mairead to succumb to jet lag … we are off and running around Darwin. One of our first stops is the Royal Flying Doctor Museum at the Stokes Hill Wharf, where two iconic stories of Darwin are portrayed.

The first story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. 

The second story featured is the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are told in the museum. This includes a Virtual Reality experience of just what it would have been like to be caught in the savage first day of attacks by the Japanese Air Force.

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