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Images: 0800-351 to 0800-400 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.

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Darwin Gallery Index - Images 0800-351 to 0800-400

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Images: 0800-001 to 0800-050 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
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Images: 0800-101 to 0800-150 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
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0800-351 Mitchell Street to Myilly Point, Darwin - 1979

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/724681
Collection: Northern Territory Government Photographer Collection

Description:
Aerial view looking down Mitchell Street to Myilly Point. Shows Darwin Hospital and Larrakeyah

Posted 22-September-2022

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0800-352 Looking from Raintree Park, Smith and Knuckey Street, Darwin - 1961

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/740292
Peter Spillett Collection

Description:
Smith Street looking from Knuckey Street intersection (Jolly's corner). Shops opposite include a bakery

Salvarores Restaurant on the corner today.

What I refer to as the Rainbow Crossing. Pretty colours are painted on the intersection, just out from Raintree Park. 🙂

I was so glad to see so many Darwin-ites having the same trouble as me on this one. The year 1961 image really threw me but it all makes sense now. Andrew King once again came to my rescue.

Posted 23-September-2022

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0800-353 Overland Telegraph Staff Palmerston, Port Darwin - 1886

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/361059

Description:
Depicts a group shot of some 18 staff from the Darwin Overland Telegraph office.

Back row L-R
1 Albert McDonlad, 2 Tom Morris, 3 Temporary officer, 4 Fred Killian, 5 Florence Bleezer, 6 Burgoyne, 7 Dudley Kelsey, 8 Jim Shanahan, 9 Fred Price, 10 A.P. Ward, 11 George Reid, 12 Mr Lawrie, 13 Percy Bryant.

Front row L-R
1 Mr Cleland, 2 Cecil Marsh, 3 John G. Little, 4 Ted John, 5 ?"

Posted 25-September-2022

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0800-354 Masson and Clarke families, Rapid Creek, Darwin - 1949

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/828785
Collection: Jim Clarke Collection
Copyright owner: Library & Archives NT

Description:
Masson and Clarke family group in front of a vehicle. Rapid Creek.

Posted 29-September-2022

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0800-355 Bomb Damage Commercial Bank Smith and Bennett Streets, Darwin - 1945

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/717041

Notes: A range of photo's taken whilst in Darwin with 107 Australian General Hospital (AGH) Darwin 1944/45

Posted 30-September-2022

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0800-356 Mick & Chrissie Paspalis of Darwin invited to London by The Queen - 1963

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/312718

Description:
Mick & Chrissie Paspalis in London. They were invited to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Darwin.

Posted 9-September-2022

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0800-357 Mrs Hasluck wife of Paul Hasluck the Minister for Territories, Darwin Railway Station - Circa 1956

Photo number: PH0141/0033
Photographer: Lorman, Steve
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/803949 Created 29/10/1956
Collection: PictureNT ; Steve Lorman Collection

Description: (Incorrect, see below)
Mrs Hasluck, wife of Paul Hasluck the Minister for Territories, cuts ribbon at ceremony. New diesel electrical engines, Darwin Railway Station Circa 1950??

Additional information about this photograph and the related links was supplied by Bryan Baker on 3 July 2022. NT News Dated 30 October 1956 page 1 and 3 - Title : Diesel-Electric rail service launched at ceremony.
Date Created: 29/10/1956

Posted 1-October-2022

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0800-358 Jean and Margaret Gilruth. Government House, Darwin - Circa 1915

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/314150
Jean A. Austin Collection

Description:
Two young girls, Jean (left) and Margaret Gilruth (right), having tea on the verandah of Government House.

Posted 3-October-2022

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0800-359 Judy McKenzie, Typist of Fujita Salvage Company -  Darwin 1961

Photographer: Fujita Salvage Company
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/641609
Senichiro Fujita Collection

Description:
Judy McKenzie, typist of Fujita Salvage Company. McKenzie was the daughter of Angus Mckenzie, manager of Burns Philp in Darwin.
Notes: Japanese salvaging operation, 1959-1960, undertaken by the Fujita Salvaging Company.

Posted 5-October-2022

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0800-360 Jessie Miller and Bill Lancaster with the Avro Avian Red Rose at Darwin - 1927

Image and Description: El Miguelo

Scanned from my grandparents Harold and Ivy Snell's photos - Jessie "Chubby" Miller and Bill Lancaster with the Avro Avian "Red Rose" at Darwin.

England to Australia.
In 1927 while visiting London from her native Australia, Miller met, helped finance, and flew with R.A.F. officer Bill Lancaster in his Avro Avian Red Rose, on an attempt to set a long distance flying record from England to Australia. At the time it was one of the longest flights made in such a small aircraft, although they were overtaken en route by Bert Hinkler in another Avian. Bad weather forced them down in Sumatra, but they continued on, and after 159 days she finally arrived as the first woman to complete an England-to-Australia flight. Although 24 hours late, a huge crowd greeted them on arrival in Darwin, and on their subsequent tour around Australia.

Posted 7-October-2022

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0800-361 Point Emery lighthouse construction workers lunching in Darwin - 2 May 1915

Photo Source: N/A

Point Emery lighthouse construction workers lunching in Darwin. 2 May 1915.

Posted 8-October-2022

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0800-362 Captain Alan Cobham, Mindil Beach, Darwin - 1926 

Changes floats to wheels.

Image Source: N/A

On the 5 August 1926 Capt Alan Cobham arrives in Darwin in his flying boat. He came ashore at Mindil beach to change the planes floats for wheels to continue his journey across Australia.

Denis Kinang:
For you aviation enthusiasts. The aircraft is a De Havilland DH.50 float plane.

Although the engine appears to to be shrouded in a canvas cover, presumably to protect it from sand, I believe the original Siddeley Puma engine had been replaced by a more powerful air-cooled Jaguar engine after Capt Cobham's earlier flight from London to Capetown.

Posted 10-October-2022

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0800-363 Darwin - Town of Palmerston under construction - 1980's

Image Source and Description: Sid Britt

Early days Palmerston.  Water tower constructed.

Posted 11-October-2022

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0800-364 Eric Izod and the first Izod Motors - Darwin 1946

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/748222
Copyright owner: Library & Archives NT  
Collection: Izod Collection

Description:
Eric Charles Izod standing in front of the first Izod Motors (previously an aerated (lolly) water factory pre-war)

Jeffrey Fong 12-October-2022:
Izods never owned this site as it was "borrowed" by the army and others from our family during WW2 and was eventually reclaimed by family after WW2. This was Darwin Aerated Waters which was always owned by the Fong family till sold just before Tracy hit.

Posted 12-October-2022

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0800-365 Smith and Bennett Streets Palmerston, Port Darwin - 1875

https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+10122

Smith and Bennett Streets Palmerston - Port Darwin 1875. The Town Hall now stands on the site of the first house on right.

Smith Street at this time consisted of houses built of rough wood and iron sheeting.

Posted 16-October-2022

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0800-366 Joyce Fergusson nee Buscall and two military men - Darwin 1941

Image: Kerry Mark

Kerry Mark:
The girl is my nana Joyce Fergusson nee Buscall. Daughter of JC Buscall of Darwin.

Posted 18-October-2022

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0800-367 Saw Mill in Bennett Street Palmerston, Port Darwin - 1878

Photographer Foelsche, P Collection

Manders Residence and Saw Mill, Bennett Street, Darwin, May 1878

Posted 20-October-2022

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0800-368 Izod Motors, 62 Cavenagh Street, corner of Knuckey Street Darwin. Circa 1960s.

Photographer: Marcia Izod (Davis)
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/748527
Collection: Izod Collection
Copyright owner: Library & Archives NT

Description:
A front view of Izod Motors, Holden dealership, Knuckey Street Darwin.

Posted 22-October-2022

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0800-369 Joy Drysdale nursing her doll, Cavenagh Street, Darwin - 1941

Photographer: Drysdale, Bessie
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/332656
Collection: Joy Davis Collection

Description:
Joy Drysdale nursing her doll, the doll's pram is to the left, Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, 1941.

Posted 27-September-2022

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0800-370 Fred and Joy Drysdale on Fred's motorbike, Cavenagh Street, Darwin - 1940

Photographer: Drysdale, Bessie
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/331186
Collection: Joy Davis Collection

Description:
Fred and Joy Drysdale on Fred's motorbike, Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, 1940. In background is a black hearse owned by Joy's father, Stuart Drysdale, who operated a local undertaker business.

Posted 24-September-2022

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0800-371 1957 Dawn Shadow, trained by Tom Kenny and ridden by Bert Meredith won the first 10 furlong Darwin Cup

Image Source and Description Gerry Kenny.

Gerry Kenny 1-August-2022:
Don I just realised it's 65 years ago today since my mother's race horse  Dawn Shadow, trained by my father and ridden by Bert Meredith won the first 10 furlong Darwin Cup, for thorough bred race horses, beating Ningle Haritos's Barclay by 3 lengths. I mentioned this to you a while back.

Satan Son, a bush bred station horse had won the 6 furlong Darwin Cup for local bred bush horses in 1956 when it was ridden by Peter McCracken.

The 1957 Darwin Cup race meeting was held on the other side of the racecourse, and the following year it was moved to its current location where the Neville Skewes owned and trained Bright Gun won the 1958 Darwin Cup over 10 furlongs.

The two galloping photos are from stills taken from a 35mm film transferred to a DVD .  The first one is the finish of the race and the second on is the next less  blurry still a few strides earlier. I have tried photo shop to improve them but still not very good. The photo was taken from a slide 40+ years ago.

Posted 26-September-2022

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0800-372 The corner of Smith Street and Bennett Street, Darwin - Circa 1930's

Image Source: NT Library.

Interesting picture showing AE Jolly & Co in Bennett St.

Don:
Possibly an A Model Ford out front. (1929 to 1931) Would be after that date.

Posted 28-September-2022

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0800-373 Myilly Point houses and Hospital - Darwin 1948

Image Source: Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington NZ

Gordon Gus Withnall
These very clear photos of Myilly Point houses and little Mindil Beach, were taken by New Zealand aviator Leo White in 1948. Nurses walk - that goes down the cliffs to Mindil creek is obscured by trees.  How simple the Hospital complex was then - 30 odd years before the 1979 pic posted by Andrew. Leo White took many excellent photos of Darwin during his time on QEA Sunderland flying boats.

Andrew King
The photo was taken as part of a series by Whites Aviation on 20 Aug 1948. Whites had won a contract to take aerial imagery in the NT. These were taken back to New Zealand and put in the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.

Posted 17-October-2022

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0800-374 Clive Naylor and Isabel Perez Wedding 25 Oct 1952, St Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Smith Street, Darwin

Image Source and Description: Mike Naylor

Perez - Naylor Wedding The wedding of Isabel Perez to Clive Naylor was celebrated on Saturday night at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church. The wedding was a very youthful one, the bride being still in her teens and her bridesmaids equally young. They formed an extremely pretty group as they arrived at the Church. Isabel wore a white lace bridal gown, the skirt open down the front to reveal a satin underskirt.

A fold of lace was draped across the corsage and continued to form little sleeves. A little net yoke continued to the throat. There were three bridesmaids, Nora Crane and Coral Hancock wore blue nylon with little pink veils and Pat Goddard pink nylon with a blue veil. Flower girls Margaret Perez and Emma Parker were in yellow organdie.

The groom, LAC Clive Naylor, was supported by Mr. Jimmy Dyatt as best man and Mr. Frank McFarlane and Cliff Lockyer as groomsmen - all of the RAAF. The ceremony was performed by Father Fynn, and while the bridal party were in the vestry Mr. Jim Pott sang to the accompaniment of Miss Therese Marks, whose mother was at school with Isabel's mother.

Posted 2-October-2022

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0800-375 A family Gathering of Ponce, Perez, Agostino families and friends, Beeston Street, Darwin - Circa 1935-1936

Image Source and Description: Mike Naylor

A family Gathering of Ponce, Perez, Agostino families and friends 1935-6 Beeston Street Darwin. Isabel Perez is the curly haired young girl on the left and Mary Perez head of the Table next to her Father Rafael Ponce.

Beeston Street was originally the Myilly Point end of Smith Street, past Packard Place.

Posted 4-October-2022

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0800-376 A farewell inside the Palmerston Town Hall on Smith Street, Darwin - 1913