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The McMinn Street WWII bomb crater: A new class of archaeological site in Darwin

Northern Territory Historical Studies
Issue 25 (2014)

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. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=499447978210658;res=IELIND> ISSN: 2203-4390. [cited 30 May 17].

Personal Author: Jung, Silvano; Source: Northern Territory Historical Studies, No. 25, 2014: 80-97 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 2203-4390 Subject: Excavations (Archaeology); Metal detectors; Soils--Analysis; Archaeological surveying; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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