Abstract: A suspected World War II (WWII) bomb crater was uncovered in early 2010 during road works in Darwin city. A motorist driving by, Garry O'Reilly, reported his suspicions to the Heritage Branch, Northern Territory Government. This paper sets out methods to establish identification attributes of a bomb crater. The aim of this study, therefore, is to verify if a bomb dropped from a Japanese aircraft, perhaps on 19 February 1942, produced the reported bomb crater. In order to achieve this aim, a survey and excavation of the crater was conducted in July 2010.
To cite this article: Jung, Silvano. The McMinn Street WWII bomb crater: A new class of archaeological site in Darwin [online]. Northern Territory Historical Studies, No. 25, 2014: 80-97.
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