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This Singapore Air Force E2C Hawkeye was involved in an emergency landing at Darwin on June 19 2008 due to hydraulic problems. This photo was taken as the aircraft was on short final with the arrestor hook deployed to take advantage of the arresto...

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Doddo Dodson and Looper Williams about to embark on a hunting trip.  Darwin River Quarry was very isolated in 1959 and hunting and fishing were probably the two most popular pastimes.

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Single RAAF Avro Lincolns were based in Darwin for coastal surveillance and rescue work.

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The Darwin Airport Control Tower from the airside in October 2008.

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A busy time at RAAF Darwin River Quarry.  One shovel loading a Westinghouse dump truck and the bottom shovel possibly clearing large boulders for further blasting.  Due to the hardness of the material in this hill there were always large boulders ...

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Damaged B25 tailcone recovered by the AHSNT for B25D Hawg-Mouth Serial 41-30222.  March 2007 and further rivetting is made to the rebuilt tailcone by Mike Wright with assistance from AHSNT member Cathy Myor.
This WWII bomber was landed following a...

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Oil rig platform anchored in Darwin Harbour for maintenance purposes.  These rigs are towed into Darwin from time to time for maintenance.

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These two deactivated Bloodhound missiles stand silent guard at the former main gate of the Darwin RAAF Base.

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RAAF GAF Avon engined Canberra bomber in Darwin for an exercise in 1961.

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Neil "Butch" Moore cooling off in Berry Springs pool.  Berry Springs has been a popular wet season swimming destination for the people of Darwin since the early days of European settlement.

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The NT News Walkabout was an annual event in Darwin.  It commenced on the Stuart Highway at Howard Springs and finished at the Esplanade in Darwin.  Contestants received a card with their time completed and their position at the finish.  Contestan...

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How young men of the fifties could live without female company or influence.  Once a week members placed all their possessions above the floor and the unit fire truck would clean the floor with its high pressure hose.

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A view of the old entrance to RAAF Darwin.  This entrance has been closed for some years and gardens and a memorial wall placed at the front.  Two Bristol Bloodhound missiles stand as gate guardians to remind us there was once a Cold War and Darwi...

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Mirage A3-36 of 75 Squadron RAAF on board the lowloader following its arrival from RAAF Base Tindal.  This aircraft was recovered from the mud flats off Nightcliff following a pilotless crash landing.  The pilot Flying Officer John Quaife had ejec...

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A plan position indicator presented to the Society by the RAAF after Cyclone Tracy.  This PPI was used in the Operations Room of 2CARU at Lee Point until it was damaged on Xmas Eve 1974.

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Interior of the Kombi looking back through the broken front window.  This VW Kombi was modified for the RAAF as a mobile control tower in the sixties.  It sat in the AHSNT workshop yard for many years and was slowly rusting away due to broken wind...

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The black area was the background for the main plotting board in the operations room at the RAAF Lee Point Radar Base.  This board was fourteen feet square and operated by four aircraft plotters on two levels.  The board was replaced in later year...

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A Le Tourneau scraper being used in the construction of the main 11/29 airstrip at RAAF Darwin in1959.

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Bob Wylie loading sand onto the conveyor belt of the fine crusher at RAAF Darwin airstrip.  The crusher was sieving rubbish from the sand before it was taken to the sand stockpile.

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Relaxing after a swim at Berry Springs.  Berry Springs has been a popular wet season swimming destination for the people of Darwin since the early days of European settlement. Normal life was not possible without a battery operated 45 record playe...

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