Mr Clifton, a Falkland Islander based in South Wales, believed force had to be used quickly to retake the islands, although Darren is only five miles from the Port Darwin
airstrip which had been bombed by British aircraft earlier in the week.
A stop at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station then highlighted the 3000km-long Overland Telegraph Line, which linked Port Darwin
to Adelaide, and brought home to us again the sheer size of the country.
Interestingly the first connection from Australia to the world by submarine cable was the Java to Port Darwin
link in 1872 - the year my great grandmother Florence was born.
Some of the actors are followed throughout the period, creating a quasi narrative--Roosevelt and Churchill in meetings and cozy domestic scenes at the White House, the epic retreat of the destroyer Peary from Manila to Port Darwin
, and a few others.
Early cash flow from any oil discoveries may initially be possible simply via trucking to a point of sale at Eromanga, or port facilities at either of Port Darwin
or Port Bonython with later development potential lying in additional pipeline facilities and/or bulk liquids haulage on the rail system connecting central Australia with port facilities.
The present city of Darwin was also initially called Palmerston from its founding in 1869 until the name was changed in 1911 to honour the great anthropologist after whom Port Darwin
He also chartered and named Port Darwin
and surveyed the treacherous Bass Strait.
His designated next of kin, Miss Elsie Colley in "Port Darwin
, South Australia", was notified by telegram on 12 June that Bousfield had been wounded.
Right, Argentinian troops who died in the battle for Goose Green, awaiting transport to Port Darwin
His arrival on May 28, 1982 madeheadlines alongside news of the capture of Port Darwin
by the Parachute Regiment.
Historical records relating to Aboriginal people of the Darwin region during the 1800s are somewhat sparse and come from only a few sources, such as Herbert Basedow and Baldwin Spencer, the first two Chief Protectors of Aborigines in the Northern Territory (Austin 1997:20); Paul Foelsche, the Inspector of Police in Port Darwin
for ten years from 1870 (Curr 1886:250); and Thomas Parkhouse, the Accountant and Paymaster of South Australian railways at Port Darwin
Charles Todd proposed that the South Australians beat their rivals by erecting a land line from port Augusta to Port Darwin
, following in the footsteps of the explorer.