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Darwin


Darwin is the largest city and capital of the North Territory of Australia. The city's population was 105,991 as of 2006.

The city was originally established in 1869 as "Palmerston" (after the British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston). The area was at first settled and administered by South Australia, by the adminstration was transfered to the Commonwealth (federal) government in 1911. The city's name was changed to Darwin at the time of this transfer

During World War II, on February 19th 1942, Darwin was bombed by 188 Japanese aircraft, in the first of a series of Japanese air-raids, and the most serious attack on Australia in the country's history. At least 243 people died during this air raid, which is somtimes dubbed the "Pearl Harbor of Australia".

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Darwin, Australia: Including its History, the Darwin Military Museum, the Darwin Convention Center, the Darwin National Park, and More

By Dave Knight

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Discover Darwin and Australia like never before. Whether you are a first time traveler or avid visitor of this region of the world, this book is the perfect guide for you. Read about all the amazing surprises you could find while strolling in the city and all the must see places. Included in this book are the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Darwin Entertainment Center, the Bicentennial Park, and everything in between. With content from a huge community of contributors, you get the convenience and security of a real print travel guide, but with fresh data and content.

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Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

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Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Australia with Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering the country by car. Featuring 39 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience the world-class surf beaches and iconic landforms of Victoria's Great Ocean Road, the epic big skies and forever horizons of the Nullarbor Plain, and more; all with your trusted travel companion. Hit the road!

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Lonely Planet Discover Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Carolyn Bain, Peter Dragicevich & Paul Harding

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Lonely Planet's Discover Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch an aria at the Sydney Opera House, snorkel the dazzling Great Barrier Reef, learn to surf in Byron Bay or Bondi, spot crocs in Kakadu National Park, or visit Uluru, the cultural and geographical heart of Oz; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Australia and begin your journey now!

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  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate your destination
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Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

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  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 maps
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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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Lonely Planet Outback Australia Road Trips (Travel Guide)

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Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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Australia's Darwin, Arnhem Land and Kakadu (Australia Series Book 5)

By Brian Lawrenson

Marco Polo Press
Released: 2013-12-09
Kindle Edition (52 pages)

Australia s Darwin, Arnhem Land and Kakadu (Australia Series Book 5)
 
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The very north of Australia has long been regarded as one of the most remote and distinctly different areas on earth. Join three travellers as they safari through three different areas: the city of Darwin and its surrounds, Kakadu - the largest National Park in Australia, and on through Arnhem Land where time stands still to visit the seldom visited but scenically stunning Coberg Peninsular. You’ll experience flooded alligator filled rivers, meet the local Aboriginal people and meet a Cape buffalo named Charlie.

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