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Last Updated on November 9, 2022

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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Every image below has a link to 50 photographs. Simply click on the image to choose that group of 50.

Images: 0800-001 to 0800-050 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-051 to 0800-100 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-101 to 0800-150 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-151 to 0800-200 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-201 to 0800-250 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-251 to 0800-300 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-301 to 0800-350 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-351 to 0800-400 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-401 to 0800-450 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-451 to 0800-500 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.
Images: 0800-501 to 0800-550 Darwin Gallery of historical B&W photos converted to colour.

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The Stories:

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 - Palmerston under construction. 1980s.

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, 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 1930s.

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 Circa 1935-6 Beeston Street Darwin.

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.

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/739825
Peter Spillett Collection ; Date: 05/08/1913

Description:
Farewell at Palmerston Town Hall in August 1913 for Mrs. Strangman (wife of medical officer). Mrs. Gilruth presided and presented Mrs. Strangman with a bank draft so she could buy a memento of her time in the Territory. Mesdames Worgan and Witherdon were largely responsible and Ellen Ryan headed the committee. The NT Times said the women have transformed the hall into a 'large drawing room' by placing tables, cane chairs, and pieces of carpet around as well as a craft material. The NT Times also reported that "nearly every woman in Palmerston attended..."

Posted 24-October-2022

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0800-377 Myilly Point houses and Hospital Darwin 1948.

Alexander Turnbull Library in
Wellington. N.Z.

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 19-October-2022

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0800-378 Mary Perez and family were evacuated from Darwin like most families just before WWII. Taken in Sydney Circa 1943-44.

Image and Description by Mike Naylor.

Far Left is Uncle Raphael Imilio Perez (Rusty), Mum Isabel Perez (Naylor) about 10 or 11, Grandmother Mary (Pantaleona) Perez (Ponce),  Aunty Margaret Perez about 3 or 4 years old (Mitchell), Uncle Frank (Francisco) Perez, Uncle Joe Perez who later became a Corporal then a Sergeant, at the end of the war he was sent to the 34 Aust. Hqrs. (BCOF), Japan.

The photo was taken in Sydney around 1943/44. The family (like many others) had been uprooted from Darwin due to the war and danger of the the Japanese attacks. My Great uncle (Grandmother's Brother) had been killed in the 1st bombing as he worked on the wharf. My Grandmother didn't cope well as another Uncle  Michael (Miguel Louis) 18 at the time had just left for England to fight in the RAF as a Lancaster pilot against the Germans.  

Ably assisted by Mick Gulovsen with this colourisation.


Posted 6-October-2022

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0800-379 Naylor Children Darwin Circa 1965.

Image and Description by Mike Naylor.

This was taken by Karlhuber photography in Knuckey street from memory.

Back row l-r
Clive Naylor- Paul Naylor.

Front l-r
Michael Naylor, Cecilia Naylor and Deborah Naylor.

I think I was about 4 so around 1965.

Posted 14-October-2022

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0800-380 Smith and Knuckey Streets Darwin, looking towards Jolly's Store 1953.

Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/317578 Jim Gayton Collection ;

Description:
View of Darwin, from a water tank. Looking towards Jolly's store on the corner of Knuckey Street and Smith Street. [Later site of Woolworths] Park on the corner called Bicentennial Park. Photo taken from the water tower.

Don:
This is a 70 year old photograph. I was gobsmacked when I saw how well the re-colourisation and Upscaling came out. It looks like it was taken yesterday.

Jolly's store was originally on the corner of Smith and Bennett Streets, but was completely destroyed by the Japanese bombings in 1942.

After the war, Jolly moved into a vacant house in Knuckey Street, one door from Smith Street. Eventually the store was extended onto Smith Street, and was later taken over by Woolworths.
Woolworths later shifted shop and this site eventually evolved into many smaller stores.

Opposite this site today, is Raintree Park. Next door to that on Smith Street, you can see the Old Darwin RSL, which held several community events for many years until this too was demolished.

Posted 8-October-2022

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0800-381 Aerial view Nightcliff Darwin 1964.

Photographer: Atkins, Alan V
Citation address: https://hdl.handle.net/10070/883440

Description:
Aerial view of Nightcliff foreshore, Aralia Street, Casuarina Drive, intersected by Nightcliff Road. Nightcliff pool under construction.
 
Posted 13-October-2022

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