78th Bombing of Darwin Day

Dripstone Stars were proudly represented by four Year 9 student leaders at the 78th Bombing of Darwin Day commemoration recently, showing respect for our fallen in the defence of Australia.

Darwin was bombed by the Japanese during the Second World War, on 19 February 1942. It was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.

On that day, 242 Japanese aircraft, in two separate raids, attacked the town, ships docked in Darwin harbour, and Stoke hill wharf. A lot of local wharf workers, who were unloading ships at the time, were killed.

Many of our Darwin Stars are descendants of the wharf workers who perished during the bombing.