Adelaide River War Cemetery

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Adelaide River War Cemetery is a sobering reminder of the impact World War II had on this part of Australia. There are 434 military burials in total and the adjoining Civil Cemetery honours 63 civilians including the nine post office workers who were killed in the 19 February 1942 bombing of Darwin. Also visit the Memorial to the Missing, where 292 service personnel are remembered, who lost their lives in Timor and other northern regions.

Facilities

Barbeque Carpark Picnic Area

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Interpretative area and observation area for the site marked by a section of timber slat fence.

Rum Jungle Mine Manager’s House

Batchelor, Coomalie

Memorial in the foreground, new railway line and historic station in the background.

Memorial to Railway Workers Adelaide River

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station (the new railway line is in the foreground).

Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Women bending over grave

Adelaide River War Cemetery

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Ordinance bunker built into the hillside.

Snake Creek Armament Depot

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Church entrance.

St. Barbara’s Catholic Church

Batchelor, Coomalie