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    Aboriginal Darwin: A guide to exploring important sites of the past and present

    Aboriginal Darwin shows the rich heritage and complex cultures of Aboriginal people, both before and since colonisation. To most visitors and locals, Darwin is a vibrant, tropical city in the Top End, but it is also a living Aboriginal cultural landscape. The book includes contemporary and historical sites that range from the harbour to the beaches, monsoon forests, gardens, parks, camping places, exhibitions, cultural displays and buildings in the CBD, supplemented by information about sites not accessible to visitors.

    Beautifully illustrated, Aboriginal Darwin’s easy-to-use layout allows users to explore at their own pace.

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    The compelling and very human story of the first foreign assault on Australian soil since settlement - the attack on Darwin by the Japanese in February, 1942.
    Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget. Yet the Japanese attack on 19 February 1942 was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk.

    The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia. The attackers bombed and strafed three hospitals, flattened shops, offices and the police barracks, shattered the Post Office and communications centre, wrecked Government House, and left the harbour and airfields burning and ruined. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot .303 rifles.

    Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Peter Grose tells what really happened and takes us into the lives of the people who were there. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. Australians ran away because they did not know what else to do.

    Absorbing, spirited and fast-paced, An Awkward Truth is a compelling and revealing story of the day war really came to Australia, and the motley bunch of soldiers and civilians who were left to defend the nation.
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    Lino print on paper-Bagot Community Project NT. These prints were produced during a project delivered by Ironbark Aboriginal Coporation in 2010 aimed at developing artistic skills within Bagot Community. Bagot Community is situated on 23 hectares of suburban land surroundeed by the Darwin suburb of Ludmilda. Founded in 1938 as an Aboriginal reserve it is now home to approximatley 250 Indigenous residents.

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    Lino print on paper-Bagot Community Project NT. These prints were produced during a project delivered by Ironbark Aboriginal Coporation in 2010 aimed at developing artistic skills within Bagot Community. Bagot Community is situated on 23 hectares of suburban land surroundeed by the Darwin suburb of Ludmilda. Founded in 1938 as an Aboriginal reserve it is now home to approximatley 250 Indigenous residents.

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    Area: Ti Tree (200km North of Alice Springs)
    Language: Anmatjere
    Clan: Ti Tree (Pmara Jutunta)
    Dreaming: Ahgee (Bush Plum)

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    Area: Ti Tree (200km North of Alice Springs)
    Language: Anmatjere
    Clan: Ti Tree (Pmara Jutunta)
    Dreaming: Ahgee (Bush Plum)

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    Lino print on paper-Bagot Community Project NT. These prints were produced during a project delivered by Ironbark Aboriginal Coporation in 2010 aimed at developing artistic skills within Bagot Community. Bagot Community is situated on 23 hectares of suburban land surroundeed by the Darwin suburb of Ludmilda. Founded in 1938 as an Aboriginal reserve it is now home to approximatley 250 Indigenous residents.

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    Kriol Language Version with English Language guide. A puppetry project and book by Wugularr children and community. BuwaBori (River Boy) is the story of a boy and a river. One day the river became dirty, so the boy decided that he needed to find out why. So he walked and he walked, following the water. As he walked animals and spirits appeared to help him and guide him on his way.
    The artwork for River Boy was created at Wugularr School with the 5/6 class and at Ghunmarn Culture Centre with members of Djilpin Arts.

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    Area: Ti Tree (200km North of Alice Springs)
    Language: Anmatjere
    Clan: Ti Tree (Pmara Jutunta)
    Dreaming: Ahgee (Bush Plum)

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    Lino print on paper-Bagot Community Project NT. These prints were produced during a project delivered by Ironbark Aboriginal Coporation in 2010 aimed at developing artistic skills within Bagot Community. Bagot Community is situated on 23 hectares of suburban land surroundeed by the Darwin suburb of Ludmilda. Founded in 1938 as an Aboriginal reserve it is now home to approximatley 250 Indigenous residents.

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    Lino print on paper-Bagot Community Project NT. These prints were produced during a project delivered by Ironbark Aboriginal Coporation in 2010 aimed at developing artistic skills within Bagot Community. Bagot Community is situated on 23 hectares of suburban land surroundeed by the Darwin suburb of Ludmilda. Founded in 1938 as an Aboriginal reserve it is now home to approximatley 250 Indigenous residents.

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