Northern Territory Government

Roll of Honour

OLIVER, Frank

Wharfies

Ships docked at Darwin Wharf.


Frank Oliver was born in Townsville but spent the greater part of his life in Innisfail. He worked as a waterside worker in Innisfail prior to moving to Darwin. He was single and twenty-seven years old when he died in the bombing of Darwin.

News of his death came to the secretary of the Innisfail branch of the Waterside Worker’s Federation from a telegram received from another former Innisfail waterside worker in Darwin. According to the Cairns Post, Oliver’s mother still lived in Townsville at the time of the raid.

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