This sample of collection items highlights the people of Darwin and some of the major events in the history of Australia's most northerly capital city.

Bombed by the Japanese, almost wiped off the map by Cyclone Tracy and home to some of Australia’s most dangerous wildlife, Darwin was for many years the doorway to Australia.

The city has played an important role in Australia’s aviation and military history. With its tropical climate, it is prone to cyclone activity during the wet season and home to crocodiles and the deadly box jellyfish.