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Negative - MV Neptuna, Darwin, Northern Territory, 1948 Image Reg. No: MM 8091

Description Of Content:
The MV Neptuna owned by Burns Philp which was sunk during the first air raid on Darwin. It had been unloading munitions at the wharf when Japanese carrier aircraft attacked the harbour on 19 February 1942. A total of 45 men were killed in the explosion that destroyed the vessel. The wreck was later partly removed by a Japanese scrap metal salvage firm.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Valda C Trenberth, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: jetties, ships, shipwrecks, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power - Motor Vessels
Tertiary Classification: motor vessels - cargo
Organisations Depicted: 'Neptunia'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 1948
Creator: Noel Tivendale, 1948

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