The "Bombing of Darwin" Dance by Tiwi Mob

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Description The Tiwi Aboriginal people of Bathurst Island remember the bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 with a corroboree. They apply their face paint and chant the events in Tiwi; the men dance, their arms outstretched, representing the planes; the women sit and depict looking through binoculars and shooting the planes down, the dancers falling on the ground like the planes crashing. This was filmed in 1987.

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