Photograph 8275575
pre cyclone Tracey 1974 - Darwin, perched on the vast "Top End" of Australia, is proud of being called the friendliest city on the Commonwealth: Its outlook and confidence is typically Australia. The city's population of 16 500 comprises just over 20 percent of migrants from most parts of the world. There are plains south of Darwin which sprout with strange ant hills built by the magnetic termite. The long axis of each hill faces exactly north and south and resembles a huge tombstone, tapering from 18 inches at the base to a thin top. These ant hills are peculiar to the Territory

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A12111, 1/1963/10/45
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