Adelaide River War Cemetery - NT

  Cemetery,Grave Site

Position

DEG: -13.23125 131.114502
DMS: 13º 13' 52.5" S 131º 06' 52.21" E
UTM: 52 L 8536323mN 729132mE
Altitude: 56.73m

Description

Place Type

Heritage - Cemetery,Grave Site

Location

90.79kms South of Darwin - Driving 114 km (1 tim 21 min)

Address & Contact

31 Memorial Terrace
Adelaide River NT 0846
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The war cemetery was taken over the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in 1947. The Adelaide River War Cemetery was entered on the Register of the National Estate in 1984 and is also listed on the Northern Territory Heritage Register and Commonwealth Heritage Register.
A total of 434 war graves marked by bronze plaques are contained in this cemetery. The burials are made up of 14 airmen of the RAF, 12 unidentified men of the British Merchant Navy; one soldier of the Canadian Army; 18 sailors, 181 soldiers and 201 airmen of the Australian Forces and seven men of the Australian Merchant Navy. The Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing honours a further 292 Servicemen and women lost to the north of Australia. The adjacent civil section contains the graves of the nine Post Office staff killed on 19 February 1942 during the bombing of Darwin, one of 63 separate occasions from that date. The civilian casualties of WW2 include those of 31 Indigenous Australians.
Website: http://www.adelaideriverwargraves.com/
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Batchelor at 29/12:00pm CST
Distance from Adelaide River War Cemetery 21.89km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
33.5°C36.9°C49%21.6°C1008.6hPa0.0mmSSE6km/hr
3knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Batchelor Aero
Distance from Adelaide River War Cemetery 21.89km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.732.232.833.732.731.231.833.336.036.835.333.8
Mean Min. °C24.023.823.421.618.816.516.317.020.623.023.924.1
Mean Rain mm306.7360.7258.9101.824.60.50.22.86.668.5133.9268.0

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