The Darwin Region

Colourising Yesteryear

Colourising Darwin, Northern Territory

Welcome to our website dedicated to the vibrant and lively city of Darwin, the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. Situated on the coast of the Timor Sea, Darwin is a city of stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and thriving community.

Here, we explore the stories and events that make Darwin such a unique and fascinating place from its early days as a remote outpost of the British Empire to more modern-day. 

Darwin has a rich history that comes to life thanks to the latest advancements in colourisation technology. Through a collection of stunning colourised photographs, we can see the people, places, and events that have shaped Darwin's history in vivid detail.

So whether you're a lifelong resident, a curious traveler, or simply interested in the fascinating stories of one of Australia's most vibrant cities, I hope you enjoy our latest articles and colourised images. 

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High-resolution Darwin Historical Colourised images

I am uploading all of my high-resolution Darwin Historical Colourised images to my Google Drive in the cloud.

You can download them by clicking on the image

These are zipped into single files of 50 images for each group, and each image within an individual sub-directory so that everyone can enjoy them in the future.

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There are only two limitations when it comes to my colourised photographs:

1) You can reproduce them for personal use, but selling them for profit is not permitted.
2) Do not remove the watermark credits from our colourised images.

Obtaining my written permission is a requirement for reselling or making any alterations to these images.

Additionally, the watermark includes a unique photo ID or sequence number. This not only serves to identify the individual photo but also, if you're familiar with how to conduct a photo search on our website, it can lead you to the complete story behind the image.

Darwin Colourising Yesteryear - Interview on ABC Radio Darwin

I did a live ABC Radio Darwin interview on the 8th of September 2022, however, it was very hard to select my interview within the program on a PC, and almost impossible on a phone.

The interview was with James Finlay on the "Afternoon Show", and covered my colourisation of Darwin historical Photographs. 

Click on the button or image to listen to the full interview which runs for 19:25 minutes. 

Thank you to Sajarn Stow for your assistance.

The Plan

The plan is to publish a website of photos, and build it up over a period of time.

With the ability to accept users comments on the site, and link back to Facebook threads, it allows me to grow each photograph or subject into something worthwhile for all interested readers, as well as future readers.

You can view the Historical Photographs of Darwin Northern Territory Australia online at two Facebook Group albums, as well as Pinterest. B&W images are also available from this website as well as the full resolution versions on the Facebook threads.

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Avro Avian Red Rose at Darwin, 1927


Avro Avian Red Rose at Darwin, 1927
Entrance to Government Garden - 1876


Entrance to Government Garden - 1876

Capturing the Essence of Darwin's History Through Colourisation

For over 30 years, my fascination with Darwin has captured my imagination, driving me to uncover the untold stories and history that deserves to be shared with the world.

As a lover of history, I strongly believe in the power of colorisation to add a fresh perspective to black and white photographs. By infusing them with vibrant colors, I can convey the emotions and atmosphere of the time period, making the images more relatable, dynamic, and interesting for the viewer.

Creating stunning images that capture the essence of a bygone era is a passion of mine. I take great pleasure in bringing the past to life and uncovering the people and stories behind each image. Through this process, I have met incredible individuals and learnt so much about the rich history of Darwin.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my journey and passion for colourisation. I hope my work inspires you to appreciate the history and stories behind each image and see the world in a new light.

Methodist Church Knuckey Street


Methodist Church Knuckey Street
Victoria Hotel - Smith Street, Darwin


Victoria Hotel - Smith Street, Darwin


There is no membership or sign up of any description. This site is free to use as you wish, and free is pretty cheap!

 Don McKenzie

0800-018 Eric and Ellen (Hellen) Izod with the 'NT8' - first Holden in Darwin. The photo was taken in Melbourne where the car was picked up and driven to Darwin. Photo: L&A NT - Izod Collection.