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The National Library of Australia has a vast repository of digitised newspapers, which you can explore by using its free search service, Trove. The following is a list of early newspaper reports on the bombing of Darwin.

Headline
Newspaper
State
Article
Monday 23 Feb 1942

Hospital ship bombed at Darwin

The Canberra Times

(ACT)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2577161

Darwin under measure of army control

The Canberra Times

(ACT)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2577159

Darwin's raid ordeal

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234079

Hospital ship was bombed

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234217

Martial law not declared

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234218

Bombs first alert

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234221

Darwin a 'ghost town'

The Sydney Morning Herald

(NSW)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17789245

On a point of order

The Mercury

(TAS)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25901189

Taken by surprise

Cairns Post

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42333071

Grim reminders, raids on Darwin

Cairns Post

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42333073

Darwin aftermath

Cairns Post

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42333188

Hospitals attacked

The West Australian

(WAT)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182093

Darwin is stronger: army rules, civilians go

The Courier-Mail

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50146534

Darwin bombings: eye-witness' stories

The West Australian

(WA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182095

A ghost town

The West Australian

(WA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182099

Letter to the A.I.F.

The Courier-Mail

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50146536

Are we learning Darwin lesson?

The Courier-Mail

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50146582

Bombing of Darwin: vivid accounts

The Sydney Morning Herald

(NSW)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17789244

Japs Knew where to strike

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234215

Japanese knew where to strike

The Mercury

(TAS)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25901126

Darwin post office bombed

The Courier-Mail

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50146524

No civilians in Darwin

Morning Bulletin

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56111085

Hair-raising story of R.A.A.F. Officer's escape

Morning Bulletin

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56111099

Town stunned by sudden attack

The Advertiser

(SA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48745629

Tuesday 24 Feb 1942

House was told of Darwin damage

The Argus

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8234299

Darwin raid: information for public

Cairns Post

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42333381

Bombed by Japanese raiders

The Mercury

(TAS)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25903306

Darwin air raids: public told all possible

The Mercury

(TAS)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25903369

See Darwin's fate in scales'

Camperdown Chronicle

(VIC)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26091392

Former district resident killed in Darwin Raid

Burra Record

(SA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36152870

Australia

Army News

(NT)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38328667

Northern Territory: military control

The West Australian

(WA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182182

Safe arrival: evacuees reach Brisbane

The West Australian

(WA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182222

Japanese knew where to drop bombs

Barrier Miner

(NSW)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48402750

Heroic nurses at Darwin

Barrier Miner

(NSW)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48402724

Japanese attack Darwin: statement by Prime Minister

Morning Bulletin

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56111216

The Darwin raids: Prime Ministers statement

Townsville Daily Bulletin

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63563021

Darwin raid: fullest information disclosed

The Canberra Times

(ACT)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48745629

Wednesday 25 Feb 1942

Japanese raids on Darwin: full investigation

Morning Bulletin

(QLD)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56111337

Darwin bombing: anti-aircraft gunners praised

The West Australian

(WA)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47182265