Second World War in NT

The Second World War was a pivotal time in the history of the Northern Territory (NT). It had a profound and lasting effect on the community and infrastructure of the NT. 

The build up of a defence presence in the NT began slowly with the construction of the Stokes Hill oil tanks in 1926 and the gradual establishment of bases for the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force in the 1930s. Although this defence build up increased with the outbreak of war in Europe, the general historic view is that these efforts fell short of what was really needed.

The first two air raids in Darwin by the Japanese were on 19 February 1942 when an estimated 250 people were killed and between 300 and 400 wounded*. This was the first attack by a foreign power on the mainland of Australia. There were 47 vessels in the harbour when the first raid began and considerable damage was sustained. By November 1943 there had been a total of 64 air raids on Darwin.

* see the Lowe Report to the Parliament of Australia entitled “Commission of Inquiry concerning the circumstances connected with the attack made by Japanese aircraft at Darwin on 19th February 1942”.


In his oral history interview Rex Caudle reflects on the first bombing raid on Darwin 19th February 1942:

“I was stationed at Vesteys and my first indication that anything was amiss was uneven noise of incoming aircraft... Almost immediately Berrimah 3.7 ack ack battery opened up and you could see the bursts well underneath the leading squadrons…I realised that they were not practice shells but high explosive…

"As far as I can remember the first bomb that was released by the leading squadron was the one that hit the hospital. I watched the fall of that bomb amongst others and most of us were mesmerised.” 

NORTHERN TERRITORY ARCHIVES SERVICE, NTRS 226, transcripts of oral history interviews with "TS" prefix, 1979-ct, Rex CAUDLE, Transcript 26

The Northern Territory Archives Service holds many community archives relevant to the Second World War. These include oral histories, photographs and personal papers. Their details are outlined in the guide that follows.

"When I was doing the photography and approached the shattered Bald residence in the distance I saw what I thought was a baby. Naturally I was horrified but on rushing forward found it to be one of the dolls belonging to one of the children."

"Ironically only the day before I had called in at the post office and had viewed the new telephone installation linking Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide."

NORTHERN TERRITORY ARCHIVES SERVICE , NTRS 226, transcripts of oral history interviews with "TS" prefix, 1979-ct, Rex CAUDLE, transcript 26

Rex CAUDLE, NTRS 284, Masonic programmes, photograph albums and glass plates of the construction of Vestey's Meatworks, Darwin 1917-1945, item 65 and 66 Holdings also include a few government records as listed in the guide.

Official Department of Defence records relevant to the Second World War and the Northern Territory are held with the National Archives of Australia

The Australian War Memorial website also holds relevant records.

Access to community archives is as per agreement between the donator or interviewee and the Northern Territory Archives Service. Staff can advise you on access agreements.

Personal papers, photographs and oral history interviews

The personal records are listed according to the surname of the person who created or deposited the records with the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS). 

The series listed in this category predominantly comprise personal papers and photographs.

The oral history records have been incorporated and are listed under the name of the person who has been interviewed. The interviews are in the format of tapes, CDs and transcripts.

These interviews detail among other things: 

  • the build up of troops into the NT from Australian and International forces
  • the activities of service personnel
  • the construction work across the Territory which resulted from the War 
  • the effects of war and the changes it brought on the civilian population of the NT, including the evacuations 
  • the relocation of the Northern Territory Administration to Alice Springs and the effects on the Central Australian community
  • the various bombing raids across the NT, beginning with the first on Darwin on 19 February 1942.

To research the contents of the oral history interviews you can use the ISYS database available in the NTAS search rooms in Darwin and Alice Springs. Access to oral histories is by agreement with the interviewee and NTAS staff can advise on this.

Contact NTAS for more information about collections.

List of holdings

The list of holdings for personal papers, photographs and oral history relating to the Second World War are as follows:

ACLAND, Bruce
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 677

ANGELES, Elna Annie
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during World War 2 1942 (CP 895-897)

ATKINSON, Frank
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 153

BAIRD, Tom
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 155

BEARD, Ronald George
NTRS 1400 Photograph of crew of HMAS Warrego and Hospital Ship Manunda during the Second World War 1941-1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 685

BERRY, L M
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 12

BEVERLY, J
NTRS 2012 Photographs of Darwin during and after bombing raids during the Second World War 1942-ca1945

BIRT, Gordon
NTRS 850 Manuscript, "Letters from Wartime Darwin" 1941-1943

BOWERMAN, Eric Francis
NTRS 1399 Programme from Melville Theatre, Darwin during the Second World War 1944-1944

BOWIE, Syd
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS440

BOXHALL, Laurence Edgar
NTRS 1726 Army service record books 1942-1945

BROWN, Edwin
NTRS 1416 Copyprints of RAAF Squadron journey to Darwin during the Second World War and reunion 1941-1987

BROWN, Ron Agnew (Const.)
NTRS 1641 Copyprints of police camel patrols in Central Australia, police officers and Darwin riot damage in World War 2 1938-1950
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 469

BROWN, W
NTRS 541 Photocopies of personal and organisational records with 'PC' prefix (PC1 Brown, W - Darwin diary 1941)

BURTON, JF
NTRS 2924 Diary extract relating to bombing raids during Second World War 1942-1942

BURSTOW, Tom
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 23

BUTLER Family
NTRS 271 Photograph album, loose photographs, diary, newspaper clippings featuring Top End buildings, crocodile and buffalo hunting, the army and Aborigines ca1936-1938

CANNOCK, George Frederick
NTRS 1412 Copyprints of activities of RAAF No. 13 Squadron in Darwin during the Second World War 1940-1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 699

CASSIDY, John
NTRS 1672Copyprints of Darwin including pearling ships and air raids during the Second World War ca1937-ca1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 564

CAUDLE, Garner Rex
NTRS 284 Personal photographs and records relating to Darwin during the Second World War
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 26

CHAN, Albert
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 376

CHIN, Ray
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 448

CHIPMAN, Trevor William (Bill)
NTRS 1419 Copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War and crew of HMAS Kangaroo ca1941-1944
NTRS 1399 Programme from Melville Theatre, Darwin during the Second World War 1944-1944
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 687

CLARK, Brother Basil
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and Missions 1937+ (CP 888-894)

CLEGG, Don
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 177
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War 1942 (CP 57-61)

COBLE, George Samuel
NTRS 1732 United States combat diary and flight records for service in the Top End and New Guinea during the Second World War 1942-1943

COHEN, Geoffrey Martin
NTRS 1440 Notice of mobilization and notes on service in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve during the Second World War 1941-1992

COLEMAN, William
NTRS 884 Photographs of Darwin including landmarks ca1942-ca1942

COLLIER, Ronald H.
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 460

CORNELIUS, Donald & Brian
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 1004

COWDEN, Wilfred Eustace
NTRS 1403 Photographs of Darwin and Daly Waters during the Second World War ca1942-ca1943

COX, Leo
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 33
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War 1941(CP 56)

COWDEN, W.E.
NTRS 1403 Photographs of Darwin and Daly Waters during World War 2 1942-1943

CUBILLO, Dolph
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 424

CUDDIHY, Letty
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 697

CURNOCK, Louis Alfred (Jim)
NTRS 2583 Photographs relating to Darwin, Koolpinyah Station, and Port Essington ca1930-1942

DAMASO, Babe
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 185

D'AMBROSIO, Edward (Ted)
NTRS 887 Photograph of reunion of survivors of the bombing of Darwin during the Second World War 1988-1988

DARKEN, Robert (Bob)
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 768

DAWSON, Anne (Aynslie) (nee Steeles)
NTRS 1959 List of album pages, 1942-1949
NTRS 1960 Photocopies of photographs and memorabilia relating to entertainers in World War 2 in the Northern Territory 1942-1999
NTRS 1961 Negatives of photographs relating to entertainers during World War 2 in the Northern Territory 1942-1999
NTRS 1962 Scanned images relating to entertainers during World War 2 in the Northern Territory 1942-1999

DEDMAN, William (Bill) John
NTRS 1420 Copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War ca1939-ca1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 692

DICK, Nell
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 792

DICKSON, Thomas Anderson
NTRS 1352 Photographs of Vestey's Barracks and servicemen in Darwin during the Second World War ca1941-1945

DILLON, CC (Cec)
NTRS 1647 Copyprints of Northern Territory police stations including Darwin, Maranboy, Daly River and Katherine and collapsed Darwin Wharf 1949-1958
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of scenes and transport, Darwin (CP 756-758)

DUKE, Betty (Mrs) (nee Page)
NTRS 1380 Personal records relating to the Red Cross Society and Darwin during the Second World War 1941-1942
NTRS 1381Photographs of Darwin house and Red Cross members in the Northern Territory 1939-1942
NTRS 1733 Photographs of Darwin including staff at Kahlin Hospital during the Second World War ca1941-ca1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 791

DUKE, Melvin Edward & WIDICK, Dallas
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 41

EACOTT, Bill
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 758

EATON, Charles (Moth)
NTRS 2515 Autobiographical manuscript including details of aviation career and expedition to locate the "Kookaburra" ca1953-ca2005
NTRS 2516 Publications relating to Batchelor and Darwin during the Second World War 1940-1944
NTRS 2517 Photographs relating to Daly River during he Second World War 1944-1944

EDWARDS, Jim
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 674

ELLIS, Frederick Joseph (Mick)
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 453

EYRE, Harry Wentworth
NTRS 2612 Photographs relating to Yirrkala during the Second World War ca1942-ca1945
NTRS 2613 Digitised copy of photographs relating to Yirrkala during the Second World War ca1942-ca1946
NTRS 2812 Master copy of digitised images relating to Yirrkala during the Second World War 1945-1945

FERGUSON, Isabelle Rose (nee Muir)
NTRS 1392 Photographs of 119th Australian General Hospital, Adelaide River during the Second World War 1943-1943
NTRS 266 Oral history interview TS 680

FINNISS,Les
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 469

FLEETWOOD, Alexander (Alex) George
NTRS 2026 Copies of photographs of military service and work on the railway in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1941-1995
NTRS 2027 Copy negatives of photographs of military service and work on the railway in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1941-1995
NTRS 2028 Photocopies of photograph albums of military service and work on the railway in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1941-1995

FOSTER, Allan
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 206

FORSTER, Pat
NTRS 1810 Sound recordings of oral history interviews with Centralians relating to war service including the Second World War and the Vietnam War 1993-1994
NTRS 2374 Transcripts of oral history interviews with Centralians relating to war service including the Second World War and the Vietnam War 1993-1995

FOSKE, Ray
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 212

FOWLER, J (Mr)
NTRS 1333 Programmes of Combined Services boxing events 1944-1944
NTRS 1663 Copyprints of Darwin including bomb damage during the Second World War 1943-1945

FRIER, Geoffrey Edward
NTRS 2317 Swimming program of the Combined Services Sports Carnival in Darwin during the Second World War 1943-1943

FROST, Alan Dudley
NTRS 1355 Copy of war diary relating to the Second World War 1941-1942

GABLE, Leonard George
NTRS 2855 Reference copy of unpublished eyewitness account of the bombing of Darwin 1942-1942

GALLAGHER, Lloyd Lynton Robert
NTRS 1356 Photographs of Darwin and the Northern Territory during the Second World War ca1942-1945

GARRARD, Norman Frederick
NTRS 1204 Photographs of Darwin landmarks and Larrakeyah Barracks 1938-1942

GARTON, Gladys
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 534

GARTON, L (Mrs)
NTRS 1657 Copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War, including USS President Grant ca1935-1941

GAYTON, Jim
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 216

GILBERT, C
NTRS 1643 Copyprints of Mobile Defence Force and construction work in Darwin during the Second World War ca1939-ca1941

GLASSENBURY, Evelyn
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during World War 2 1940 (CP 156-CP157)

GRANT, Archibald Wesley (Rev.)
NTRS 306 Photographs and papers relating to service with the Australian Inland Mission in the Northern Territory and the publication "Skipper Partridge" ca1873-1984
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 223, TS 500
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of street scenes and buildings, Darwin 1942-1947 (CP 517-518)

GRANTHAM, Sid
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 418

GREENTREE, Geoffrey Howard
NTRS 1690 Records relating to army service including air raid chart 1942-1943
NTRS 1435 Photographs of 2nd Australian Field Butchering Company (AIF), medals and demobilization book 1939-1945
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 673

GRINYER, Norman R
NTRS 961 Wartime poem "Bloody Darwin" ca1942-ca1942

HALL, Dorothy
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 228

HANSON, Keith
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 878

HARITOS, George A.M.
NTRS 226 Oral history interviews TS 662

HARMANIS, Louis
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 62

HARPER, John
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 746

HARPER, Mrs W.E.
NTRS 275 Manuscript of reminiscences of years in Darwin as Government Auditor, and photographs of bomb damage 1939-1942

HARVEY, Darcy Lloyd
NTRS 2610 Correspondence relating to military intelligence activities on Snake Bay and Sakala Island during the Second World War 1976-1996

HAY, Frank Ernest
NTRS 1393 Portion of photograph album featuring Darwin during the Second World War 1941-1942

HAYWARD, Seybert
NTRS 309 Photographs of the 14 ARD at Gorrie Airstrip 1944-1945

HEE, Maurice
NTRS 1394 Manuscript "Brief history of the Hee family - Darwin World War 2 evacuees", n.d. 1941-1951

HELLYER, Dick
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 66

HENDERSON, Derek
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 804

HINGSTON, Benjamin David
NTRS 1687 Copyprints of the bombing of Darwin during the Second World War 1942-1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 639

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
NTRS 1854 Photographs of the Northern Territory 1860-1982

HODGINS, George Alexander
NTRS 1361 Photographs of 43rd Battalion activities during the Second World War 1942-1943

HONEY, Ronald Lloyd
NTRS 1714 Copyprints of 8th Infantry Battalion, Darwin and Noonamah 1942-1942

HORDERN, Marsden C (Sub Lieutenant, RANVR)
NTRS 308 Glass slides and photographs relating to World War 2 and copies of "The Inlander" (1924) and "The Messenger" (1981) 1924-1981

HOUNG ON, Charlie
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 246

HUGHES, Tom
NTRS 1414 Copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War including old race course ca1940-ca1952
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 812

IRELAND, George
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 691

IRVINE, Fred
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 247

JAMES, Wendy
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 877

JARVIS, Murray Kingsworth
NTRS 1413 Copyprints of sporting activities and daily life of servicemen in 1 Australian Company based in Darwin and Alice Springs during the Second World War ca1940-ca1944

JAY, Phillip S
NTRS 1727 Article "The words that started the Battle of Australia" 1992-1992

JOHNSON, C (Mr)
NTRS 1659 Photographs of aftermath of first raid on Fenton Airstrip 1942-1942

KELLEHER, Bryan John
NTRS 1390 Extracts relating to the history of ammunitions units in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1942-1945

KELLY, Frederick Raymond (Ray)
NTRS 2481 Photographs relating to mica mining at Plenty River ca1943-ca1943

KENNEDY, Arthur
NTRS 1411 Copyprints of army installations during the Second World War ca1940-ca1940

KENNON, Stan
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 253

KING, Doug
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 700

KING, Kath
NTRS 277 Letter regarding possessions recovered after bombing of Darwin 1942-1942

KNOWLAN, Colin
NTRS 1651 Copyprints of Darwin landmarks including Vestey's Meatworks, Larrakeyah Barracks and Chinese Temple during the Second World War ca1941-ca1941

KORSTICK, Robert
NTRS 2970 Digitised copies of correspondence relating to the Second World War 1944-1944
NTRS 2971 Correspondence relating to the Second World War 1944-1944

KRANTZ, Harry
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 256

LAFFER, Lorna
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 737

LAMPE, V Leslie
NTRS 276Letter about the Second World War evacuation and family photographs ca1930-1942

LANGDON, Jean
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of evacuation of Darwin, World War 2 1941 (CP 233)

LATHAM, Guy Rodney
NTRS 1402 Copyprints of RAAF aerodrome during the Second World War and opening of Latham Club, Tindal Base in 1989 1942-1989
NTRS 1442 Correspondence describing death of brother, Phillips Stonham Latham, during the Second World War bombing raid on Fenton Airfield 1942-1942

LEE, Henry
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 261

LEVITT, Victor
NTRS 320 Two photograph albums and one album of sketches featuring Darwin during the Second World War ca1940-1945
NTRS 3430 Reference copy of photograph albums relating to Darwin during the Second World War ca1940-1945
NTRS 3437 Reference digitised copy of sketch book relating to Darwin during the Second World War ca1940-1945

LEVITT, Victor (Major)
NTRS 1431 Copyprints of Darwin and Adelaide River during the Second World 1941-1945

LEVITT, Major Victor and Millie
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of evacuation of Darwin during World War 2 1941

LEYDIN, R & M
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and Legislative Assembly (CP 752 )

LILLY, Jack
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 679

LITCHFIELD, Bruce
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 78 (1-2)

LLOYD, Mary
NTRS 318 Typescript of evacuation story on board the "Zealandia" 1941-1941

LOCKWOOD, Douglas
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 264

LUKE, Hylton
NTRS 319 Transcript of diary and notes about the bombing of Darwin during the Second World War 1935-1943
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during World War 2, and Legislative Council 1942-1948 (CP 237-238)

LUND, Sandy
NTRS 3202 Copyprint of aerial view of Darwin during the Second World War ca1942-ca1942

LYNN, Jim
NTRS 1427 Copyprints of Signal Unit members in Darwin during the Second World War 1942-1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 690

MAGRIPILIS, John
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 802

MANNING, Athol
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 693

MARSH, Frank Edward
NTRS 1446 Diary extract from HMAS Deloraine in Darwin during the Second World War 1942-1942

MARTIN, Richard (Dick)
NTRS 1724 Photograph of crashed "VAL" Japanese Dive Bomber and articles on war in the Northern Territory and overseas 1942-1943

MAYNARD, Keith
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 553

MCDONALD, Allen Andrew
NTRS 1353 Photographs of army camps and environs in the Northern Territory during the Second World War ca1942-1945

MCDONALD, J Patrick
NTRS 1217 Photographs and papers about involvement in the union movement in Darwin, defence and Aborigines 1935-1988
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 655

MCKINNON, William (Bill) (Inspector)
NTRS 1336 Photographs of Darwin and police work in the Northern Territory 1931-1945

MITCHELL, James L
NTRS 866 Personal photographs featuring 2nd Flying Boat Maintenance Unit, Darwin 1945-1945

MOFFLIN, Alfred
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 94

MONCRIEF, Sydney Terence
NTRS 1441 Correspondence relating to army service in the Northern Territory including photograph of American bomber and image of unidentified machinery found near Morphett Creek ca1940-ca1986

MUMFORD, Ada Edith Louisa (nee Curnock)
NTRS 2589 Photographs relating to Darwin, Kakadu, and Howard Creek ca1930-1988
NTRS 2592 Postcards relating to Darwin 1941-1941
NTRS 2599 Annotated reference copy of photograph album relating to Darwin, Kakadu, and Howard Creek ca1930-1988

MURRAY, John (Jack) Albert
NTRS 3581 Black and white photographs relating to army service in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1941-ca1946

MUZZELL, Norman
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 93

NATHAN, Norman Charles
NTRS 1328 Photographs of Darwin and Adelaide River during the Second World War 1942-1945

NICHOLLS, Gordon
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and Alice Springs 1930-1942 (CP 361-371)

OATES, MF
NTRS 1438 Diagrams and instructions from 1/54 Anti Aircraft Company, Royal Australian Engineers 1942-1942

O'CONNOR, James
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 29

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC WORKS FUNCTION, ADELAIDE
NTRS 23 Letter to US Naval Observer, Darwin from ASC Wadsworth regarding proposed improvements to cargo holding facilities at Darwin 1942-1942

O'GRADY, Tom
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 494

OLIVER, Arthur
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 726

PARISH, Francis Russell
NTRS 1388 Photographs of 1st Australian Corps in Darwin during the Second World War 1940-1944

PARRY, Eileen; D'ALTON, Dorothy; PRIESLY, Pauline
NTRS 71 Records relating to the Australian Women's Army Service, Darwin 1942-1984

PEDERSEN, Hans Willy (Willy)
NTRS 3114 Newspaper clippings, scrapbook and correspondence relating to the First and Second World Wars 1918-1969

PEDIOTTI, George
NTRS 1384 Flight sortie diary of English pilot killed in air raid over Darwin 1942-1942

PENHALL, Les
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 303

PEPPEREL, Geoff
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 883

PINK, Walter James
NTRS 1382 Photographs of member of 24L/TW/T section during the Second World War 1943-1943

PLAYFAIR, Peter Hardy
NTRS 1439 Letters and clippings relating to Malaya during the Second World War 1941-1945

POOLE, Les
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 571

POTT, William
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 307

PRICOLO, Lorna
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 753

PRITCHARD, Robert (Bob)
NTRS 1398 Merchant Vessel Koolama New Year Dinner Menu 1942-1942
NTRS 1415 Copyprints of Darwin landmarks including Christ Church during the Second World War ca1942-ca1942

PYE, John (Brother) (MSC)
NTRS 1812 Photographic proofs and negatives of Bathurst Island and residents 1919-1994

QUINN, Athol Christopher
NTRS 1720 Copyprints of fighter planes and bombers in the Northern Territory during the Second World War 1941-1942

RASMUS, Claude
NTRS 1721 Copyprints of 11th Signals Unit Transmitting Station ca1943-ca1943

REES,Tom
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 466

RENFREY,Beryl
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 108

RHODE, John
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Mataranka during World War 2 ca 1941 (CP 158)

RICHARDS, Joe
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 602

RICHARDSON, Edward George
NTRS 1406 Photographs of Darwin landmarks during the Second World War ca1940-ca1944

RIGBY, Alexander Leslie
NTRS 1401 Records relating to the defence of Darwin during the Second World War 1941-1941
NTRS 1418 Copyprints of Darwin military sites during the Second World War ca1938-ca1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 701

ROBERTS, John
NTRS 1126 Northern Territory Entry Permits after the Second World War 1944-1944
NTRS 1675 Copyprints of Alice Springs including Anzac Hill and the Telegraph Station 1942-1946
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 544

ROBSON, L
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 314

RUSSELL, Victor Norman
NTRS 260 Photograph relating to the bombing of Darwin in the Second World War 1942-1942

RUSSELL, William Claude Frederick
NTRS 1405 Photographs of Adelaide River Post Office and Postal Division members 1943-1944

RUZAK, Joseph John (Lt, US Navy)
NTRS 2799 Pilot log book and map 1939-1944
NTRS 2800 Papers relating to US Navy Patrol Squadron 22 1929-1994

RYE, Charles
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 858

SANDERSON, William (Bill) G
NTRS 858 Records relating to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) radar station at Cape Don 1944-1945

SCHERGER, Sir Frederick
NTRS 226 Oral history interviews TS 115

SCHMIDT, Rudolph Tyall
NTRS 1321 Certificates and letters from Civil Construction Corps 1943-1944
NTRS 1322 Photographs of construction of Stuart Highway 1943-1944
NTRS 1323 Negatives of construction of Stuart Highway 1943-1944

SCHULTZ, Carl E
NTRS 341 Photographs of the Northern Territory, and diary and army passes (Second World War) ca1925-1942
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during World War 2 1942 (CP 618-620)

SCOTT, Henry Milton
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 319

SEACH, Leonard
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 686

SELL, Ernest
NTRS 863 Photographs taken during army service in Darwin and Alice Springs ca1939-ca1946

SELMAN, Boyd Mark
NTRS 342 Typescript of memoirs of experiences in Northern Territory as an intelligence officer in the army 1941-1945
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during World War 2 1932-1942 (CP 532-533)

SHARP, Frederick Sydney
NTRS 1404 Photograph of personnel of Signal Station and Anti-submarine Loop Station ca1942-ca1942

SHELDON-COLLINS, Francis Charles
NTRS 1409 Photographs of Darwin and bomb damage during the Second World War ca1939-ca1943
NTRS 3401 Reference DVD copy of 8mm film of bombing and strafing of Darwin during the Second World War 1942-1942
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 706

SHEPHERD, Fay
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and Central Australia 1925-1940s (CP 22-23, CP 604-607 )

SHEPHERD, Vera
NTRS 1407 Copies of postal markings on letter cards and envelopes from RAAF survey and airfield construction servicemen 1942-1945

SMITH, Harry Dexter
NTRS 1710 Personal papers relating to enlistment, service and discharge from Royal Australian Air Force 1942-1946

SPRATT, Walter
NTRS 219 Oral history interview TP 728

STAHL, Charles Reginald
NTRS 2389 Photographs relating to the passengers and crew of MV Koolama during the Second World War 1942-1942

STEELE, Max
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 330

STEWART, Lou
NTRS 265 Personal records, story of evacuation from Darwin during World War 2 1941-ca1977
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and Naval Cadets 1950 (CP 531)

STORY, Georgina
NTRS 343 Copy of letter to husband on aftermath of bombing of Darwin 1942-1942

SYDES, Bertram
NTRS 1389 Photographs of the sinking of merchant ship SS Macumba in Arafura Sea, and newspaper report 1943-1943

TANNER, Charles Edward
NTRS 1437 Copies of Army pay, service and demobilization books during the Second World War 1942-1946

TAYLOR, Norman Arnel
NTRS 1351 Photographs of Darwin and Naval personnel during World War 2 1942-1946

TECK, Jules
NTRS 1722 Copy of 8mm film onto VHS format, Darwin in 1942 1942-1942

THOMAS, Norman Arnel
NTRS 1351 Photographs of Darwin and Naval personnel during the Second World War 1944-1946

TRURAN, Howard S
NTRS 3442 Copyprint relating to 14th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Darwin 1942-1942

TRUSCOTT, James Lyle
NTRS 357 Original 2nd edition football record of the RAAF Football Club 1939-1939

TUCKER, Eileen
NTRS 922 Photographs of Australian Women's Army Service Group 1944-1945

TURNER, William
NTRS 709 Photographs relating to army life in Darwin during the Second World War ca1941-ca1941
NTRS 1644 Copyprints of Darwin landmarks including Vestey's Beach, Botanic Gardens and China Town during the Second World War 1935-1942

UNKNOWN
NTRS 360 Typed poem on the bombing of Darwin ca1942-ca1942

URQUHART, Ron
NTRS 258 Photographs relating to the bombing of Darwin in the Second World War 1942-1942
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin during the Second World War 1942 (CP 623-640)

VAN NOOTEN, John Charles
NTRS 362 Papers relating to experiences with Gull Force (2/21 Battalion) and Prisoner of War camp, Ambon ca1942-1945

VOSE, Dudley
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 703

WANSLEY, Colonel (Rtd) W.H. (Bert) AM
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 689

WARD, Lenny
NTRS 3327 Photograph of Darwin Post Office1942-1942

WATSFORD, Stephen Douglas and WATSFORD, Penny
NTRS 3030 Autobiographical manuscript "Much have I seen and known" 2000-2002

WEBBER, Joel
NTRS 1360 Photographs of field artillery and personnel, and diary extract relating to the bombing of Darwin 1941-1942
NTRS 1383 Newspaper clippings, Japanese and American propaganda and photographs relating to World War 2 1942-1942

WESTON, Reg
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 138
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of Darwin and the Top End c.1935- 1940s (CP 763-769)

WHITE, Cliff J
NTRS 365 Copy of speech given to Alice Springs Rotary Club (1982) about experiences serving in the Northern Territory during World War 2, and programme of athletic sports meeting (1942) 1942-1982

WILKSHIRE, John
NTRS 1483 Diary describing Allied Works Force activities during the period of the air raid attacks on Darwin during the Second World War 1942-1947
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 704

WILLIAMS, Herbert Kitchener (Kitch)
NTRS 859 Message dropped from plane to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel on Arnhem Coast 1944-1944
NTRS 1640 Copyprints of Air Force personnel in Millingimbi, Melville Bay and Darwin during the Second World War 1943-1944
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 470

WILLIAMS, William (Bill) J
NTRS 1338 Personal papers and photographs of Darwin, Barrow Creek and Newcastle Waters relating to army service in World War 2 1940-1945
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 681

WILSON, Alex H
NTRS 1407 Copies of correspondence from RAAF based in the Northern Territory 1942-1943

WINTERBOTHAM, Keith
NTRS 363 Photographs of the 37th Fortress Engineers in the Top End during the Second World War 1939-1942

WRIGHT, Arthur
NTRS 226 Oral history interview TS 142

WRIGHT, DS (Mr)
NTRS 1679 Copyprints of Darwin Wharf including wreckage of HMAS Neptuna ca1945-ca1945

Northern Territory Government

The records series within this category are listed under the title of the Northern Territory Government organisation which created the records.

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
F77 Correspondence files, annual single number ca1935-ca1959

DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, MINES BRANCH, HEAD OFFICE
NTRS 2675 Attendance register and time book for Chinese workers in Wauchope Creek and Hatches Creek [Previously registered as F330] 1942-1943

DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, MINES BRANCH, TENNANT CREEK
F476 Inwards and outwards correspondence of the Tennant Creek Mining Warden, battery operators and air raid precautions committee 1935-1943

POLICE STATION, DARWIN
NTRS 2091 Day journals [Previously registered as F282] 1933-1999
NTRS 2707 Indexes to charge books [Previously registered as F759] 1973-1976

POLICE STATION, LAKE NASH
F603 Registers of firearms and ammunition 1934-1946

Other records

AUSTRALIAN ARMY
NTRS 234 Photographic copyprints of the Darwin Construction Party

AUSTRALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS, No.11 Line of Communications Sub-Area, Alice
NTRS 2409 Final volume of Australia Army newsletter "Mulga"1945-1945

Last updated: 11 October 2017