'Tiwi Heroes: World War Two Encounters'

Saturday 19 February - Sunday 15 May 2022

Exhibition Details

  • Date
    Saturday 19 February - Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (level 3 mezzanine)
  • Cost
    Free
Black and white picture of 8 black serviceman in white tunic uniform standing in a line holding their rifle in their right hand

Library & Archives NT is proud to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin with our exhibition Tiwi Heroes: World War Two Encounters

Tiwi Heroes tells the lesser known aspects of World War Two in the Top End, focusing on the significant contribution of the Tiwi people to Australia’s defence. 

Drawing on historical collections held on the Tiwi Islands and from major institutions including the Australian War Memorial, Point Cook RAAF Museum and the State Library of Victoria, this exhibition conveys the heroic feats of Tiwi people and details the extensive support they afforded Australian and Allied forces in Australia’s darkest hour.

Tiwi Heroes is a free exhibition on display at the Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House) during opening hours. 

Stay tuned on our website and social media pages for upcoming events and curator floor talks supporting the exhibition.


Photo Credit: William Donald Martin, A squad of Melville Island men enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy for special duties, 22 December 1943. Courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.