Today, we mark an important date in our history: the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
At 9.58am on 19 February, 1942, Japanese aircraft began bombing the city of Darwin.
We remember that more than 240 people were killed during two attacks on that day. The bombing was indiscriminate, killing military and civilian, men and women, young and old.
It remains the single largest and most devastating attack by a foreign power on our nation and it brought war to Australian shores for the first time.