Darwin is the capital City of the Northern Territory and is the regional centre for the ‘top end’ of the country. Darwin’s past is one of many tales, including its attack during WWII by the same Japanese fleet that bombed Pearl Harbour.
Despite the extensive damage caused during the bombing and the affects of Cyclone Tracy in 1974, that destroyed 70 percent of all buildings in the City, Darwin has been rebuilt and continues to grow. The opening of the Darwin Railway in 2003 means that is directly connected to the rest of the country.
The main industries for the area are mining and tourism. Many international airlines make ‘stop-overs’ in Darwin and it is often seen as Australia’s gateway into Asia. Each year, on the 1st of July, the residents celebrate Territory Day, which is the only day of the year that fireworks are permitted in the State.
To find out more about the area visit Darwin City Council’s website.
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Queensland – the Sunshine State.
New South Wales – the First State.
Victoria – the Garden State.
Tasmania – the Apple Isle.
South Australia – the Festival State.
Western Australia – the Real Thing.
Northern Territory – Outback Australia.