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Aerial view of Adelaide River

Adelaide River is a small town with a big history – serving as the main strategic base for Australian and American forces after the Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942. While the town was largely decommissioned at the end of WWII, you can still find remainders of the military presence with old bunkers, airstrips and abandoned infrastructure scattered around the town. The Adelaide River War Cemetery, located within the town, holds 434 war graves.

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