Why Don’t We Talk About Australia’s Pearl Harbour?

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The Remains of The Darwin Post Office

Today marks 76 years since the Japanese Imperial Army conducted bombing raids on the city of Darwin, the first time the Australian Mainland was attacked by a foreign force.

The event is one of the most significant in our Military history, 243 people were killed and over 400 people were injured.

But the Bombing of Darwin, despite sharing a lot of similarities with the events of Pearl Harbour, is not a part of our folklore like the Battle of Gallipoli.

So why is February the 19th not a significant date on our calendar?

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