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Adelaide River War Cemetery

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Address: 97&105 Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River, Northern Territory 0846, Australia
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Very sobering experience

It is a reminder of the life's that were lost defending Darwin during the air raids of WWll. It was a very sobering experience to walk around and read out the names, ranks and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 18, 2016
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

It is a reminder of the life's that were lost defending Darwin during the air raids of WWll. It was a very sobering experience to walk around and read out the names, ranks and ages of the members of RAAF who died so that we could live in peace. It was a credit to the War Graves Commission who have... More 

Thank christine530
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The usual level of care that other War Cemetery's have. A somber place to visit. The info centre shows a film on the bombing of Darwin.

Thank LYN H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

What a serene resting place for those that gave their lives in Darwin. Perfectly maintained and a credit to War Graves Commission. So sad when you read the young age of so many of the victims, many in their teens., A must visit for those of the "me first" generation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This beautifully manicured and maintained resting place for those lost during the Darwin air raids of WW2 is a sober reminder of the sacrifices made in war, and a place to say a silent thank you for the lucky life of peace Australians can now enjoy.

Thank KazBikz
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Adelaide River is a small settlement on the main highway heading south from Darwin. Distance is about 100 kms one way. The Cemetary holds graves of some of the dead from the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942. Don't drive past this beautifully maintained War Cemetary. Lovely garden setting, immaculate condition. Somewhere to stop and remember a major event in... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

The gardens are beautiful and the ambience surreal. Just take a slow leisurely stroll though the gardens and spend a minute giving a thought to those who have lost their lives and given for what we have today.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

I found this war cemetery to be beautifully tended and a place to honour the fallen heroes of Australia. With a family member buried in a similar cemetery in PNG it was comforting to know that they rest in such peaceful places.

Thank romac2035
Wynyard, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Both civilians and servicemen are buried here. The civilians who were killed in the Darwin post office are buried in a separate area within the cemetery. Another area has the graves of the aboriginal and Asians killed whose names read almost comical due to what they were known as locally when given names by the "whites". Very interesting and moving.

Thank alison b
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

This war cemetry commemorates the people who died in WW II ,most were young at their ages, there were about 400++ graveyards with names of Heroes. it's very tranquil and shaddy on the way into the main grounds.there was also a visitor center to visit during a short stop there.

Thank jajavalB
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

This war cemetery is a tribute to the fallen. Its maintanence is immaculate. Thankyou...a fitting respect to those that died in this war. I came across...who I suspect to be a relative long gone. It felt great and overwhelming to stand in silence at the memorial. Visit this cemetery..it is off the track and something to behold... Its an amazing... More 

Thank Jane B

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