75th Anniversary of the bombing of Darwin pre-stamped envelope
This DL (110mm x 220mm) pre-stamped envelope commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.Read more
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This DL (110mm x 220mm) pre-stamped envelope commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.
Each prepaid envelope is for one posting to any destination within Australia, delivered in accordance with the timetable applicable to the ordinary letter service as published by Australia Post from time to time.
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On 19 February 1942, mainland Australia was attacked for the first time when Japanese forces mounted two air raids on Darwin. The first attack, which occurred just before 10am and lasted 25 minutes, involved hits on shipping, infrastructure, military and civil aerodromes and the city of Darwin. In the second raid, which began around 11.45am, the Royal Australian Air Force base was bombed. The attacks killed around 250 allied personnel and civilians and several hundred were wounded.
Many of Darwin’s civilian population fled, fearing imminent invasion, however the Japanese aim was only to destroy Darwin’s potential as a base for a counter-offensive in the event of their invasion of Timor. In the following months there were 97 air attacks on northern Australia, including 64 on Darwin, before Japanese forces were pushed back.
- Issue date: 17 February 2017
- FDI withdrawal date: 17 March 2017
- Denominations: $1
- Envelope design: Sharon Rodziewicz
- Printer: RA Printing
- Printing process: Offset lithography
- FDI postmark: Darwin NT 0800