IN THE PACIFIC
An Online exploration after 75 Years: Australian, Japanese and U.S. Persepectives
War and Peace in the Pacific is an online exhibition which delves into the events and impacts both on the battlefield of the Pacific War, and at home, 75 years after they occurred. You will find Australian, Japanese and U.S. perspectives. Follow this journey as we discover new stories, and uncover familiar ones in new ways.
New stories will be added constantly over the next five years. Bookmark this page, or sign up to our newsletters, which will include future updates on War and Peace in the Pacific.
The night of Feb 28, 1942 saw the HMAS Perth and USS Houston face off against a large portion of the Imperial Japanese. This is their story of facing overwhelming odds, and the battle's aftermath. Read.
The Bombing of Darwin was the first attack by Japanese forces on the Australian mainland after Australia had officially declared war on Japan on the 9th December 1941. Read.
Three navies, four aircraft carriers, 255 aircraft and 76 ships in a four-day battle that changed naval warfare forever. Eight ships sunk, 161 aircraft destroyed and 1622 men killed. Read.
I grew up hearing my dad’s tales of the Second World War, the good and the bad. One of my joys was him tucking me into bed of a night, Navy fashion; nice and tight. Read.
Supported by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund
Destroyer: HMAS Vampire
Submarine: HMAS Onslow
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777