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Annual Report 2021–2022, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory



Annual Report 2021–2022, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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14 Lyons Cottage facade Lyons Cottage Darwin Located in Darwins central business district, Lyons Cottage was built in 1925 as accommodation for executives of the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company. This company operated and maintained the undersea cable laid from Java to Darwin and was more commonly known as the British Australia Telegraph Company and the cottage as BAT House. Local stone was used to construct this unusual and unique domestic design reminiscent of English colonial models developed in India, Malaya and Singapore. Lyons Cottage was heritage listed in August 1993. The building is managed by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and is currently closed for infrastructure upgrades. Defence of Darwin Experience facade Defence of Darwin Experience Darwin Opened in 2012 as part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the bombing of Darwin, the Defence of Darwin Experience tells the story of an extraordinary chapter in Australian history, the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese on 19 February 1942. The space provides an opportunity for visitors to understand the impact of World War II on Darwin and its inhabitants, both civilian and military. It includes an immersive Bombing of Darwin Gallery, iconic objects, firsthand accounts and multimedia presentations. The Defence of Darwin Experience, located at East Point, is operated by the Royal Australian Artillery Association (NT) on behalf of MAGNT.