Saltwater crocodiles, or 'salties’, are the largest and most aggressive of all crocodile species.
The Star Theatre in Darwin at night. The cinema billboard advertises the world premiere of Charles Chauvel's Jedda, starring Ngarla Kunoth and Robert Tudawali, in January 1955.
Born of Chinese parents, Lily (1917–2001) became a housemaid for a European family after leaving Darwin Public School at 14.
This excerpt of an ABC radio interview consists of a first-hand account from a survivor of Cyclone Tracy – ABC radio news journalist Mike Hayes.
This collection about Australian picture palaces is dedicated to the enduring pleasures of cinemagoing.
Darwin has a rich aviation history and the establishment of the airline Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd, which was to become Qantas Australia, is closely tied to the region.
Darwin in the mid-1920s showing the laid-back lifestyle often associated with living in the tropics.
News bulletins interrupted normal television and radio programming on Christmas Eve to break the news of Cyclone Tracy.
A convoy of six navy helicopters from the HMAS Melbourne aircraft carrier pass across the Darwin skyline. Workers continue to temporarily fix roofing as they watch the convoy fly by.
A public centre is set up as a temporary refuge for people displaced by the cyclone. Meals are provided along with medical services such as typhoid and tetanus vaccinations.