Darwin Memorial Uniting Church

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Darwin Memorial Uniting Church opened in 1960 as a Memorial to all who lost their lives in WWII in Darwin. At the church’s we received gifts of Peace and Reconciliation from the Japanese Government, the Fujita Salvage Company and the United Church of Kyoto. Seventy-seven bronze crosses made from the salvages SS Zealandia and a Japanese silk pulpit hanging were given as a sign there would never be war between our two countries again as a message of peace. Thanks to further donations from the Fujita family, Inpex and Government grants the church has added a peace garden, storyboards, memorial reflection pool, displays and the propeller blade from the salvaged USAT Meigs. All these displays help to tell the story of the Fujita Salvaging clearing the harbour after the war and more importantly, they tell of the peace-building and reconciliation after the war. The Sequel to the Bombing Story! Visitors are welcome to browse on their own or arrange a guided tour.

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78 Smith Street Darwin NT 0800

Phone 08 89812897


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