Sunday Territorian 20 Feb 2022
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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.
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06 NEWS Sunday February 20 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 MARKING the 80-year anniversary of an event that will never be forgotten, people streamed into Bicentennial Park on Saturday with wreaths, water, hats, and camp chairs to settle in for a morning of reflection and to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers and civilians of the Bombing of Darwin and World War II. More than 5000 members of the public, descendants, survivors, evacuees and veterans of war filled the park for the historic ceremony. The young and the old proudly wore their war medals, whether they were theirs or belonged to family members who had died, a sense of pride emblazoned across their faces. Major Kaye Viney, area officer for Salvation Army NT, attended the ceremony to pay respects to those who protected Darwin and gave their lives defending it. FLOSS ADAMS AND THOMAS MORGAN I think its important for Australia to know how close the war came to Australia and the efforts that people up here went to to keep it safe, Major Viney said. Despite the humid conditions, several Canberra politicians braved the heat in their suits to pay their respects and acknowledge the tragedy that took place. Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke of the devastation that befell Darwin and the Top End The onslaught was met with many acts of bravery, courage and compassion, he said. The Bombing of Darwin was the site of 64 air raids on the Top End which continued until November 1943. After the ceremony, Doreen Creek paid 101-year-old Bombing of Darwin veteran Brian Winspear a visit and won a kiss on the cheek because she told him it was her 95th birthday. I was just pleased to speak to him, she said. Young and the young at heart pay respects We remember 80 years on from that fateful day 06 Bombing of Darwin 80th Anniversary Bombing of Darwin survivor Brian Winspear places a wreath, and soldiers re-enact the fateful day. Pictures: Glenn Campbell, Floss Adams Buy the paper on 3 or more days and collect the codewords for the chance to win 1 of 3 x $5,000 gift cards or 1 of 425 x $200 gift cards nationally. Over 420 prize s to be wo n national ly! WIN A SHARE OF $100,000 IN GIFT CARDS! Collect 3 codewords to enter at winwithnews.com.au or via the QR code FEB 5-20 Aust (excl WA) residents 18+ only. Starts 5/02/22, 12:01 am (AEST). Ends 20/02/22, 11:59 pm (AEST). Winners drawn 23/02/22, 12:00 pm (AEST) at Unit 40, 1-5 Thew Parade, Cromer NSW 2099. Entry mechanic: Buy a minimum of 1 copy of a Relevant Newspaper on at least 3 different days during the Promotion Period, find the codeword in each of these newspapers; and complete the online entry form. Entrants, other than subscribers at the time of entry, must retain their original Eligible Newspaper(s) printed code(s) daily code(s) for all entries as proof of purchase. Max 3 entries during promotion. Total prize pool valued at $100,000. Major Prize: 3 x $5,000 in rebel gift cards, Minor Prize: 425 x $200 digital rebel gift cards. Winners notified by telephone or email by 2/03/22. Full terms and conditions available at winwithnews.com.au. Promoter: Nationwide News Pty Ltd ABN 98 008 438 828, 2 Holt St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. NSW Authority No. TP/01005. ACT TP 21/02192.1 SA:T2& 1/1973. DAY 16 CODEWORD: PERFORMANCE