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Highlights of Darwin’s Historical Past
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Darwin has a rich and colorful history and this tour highlights some important sights that help chronicle its past. Your fascinating journey starts with a visit to the Fannie Bay Gaol Museum - Darwin's original penal institution. You’ll learn how from 1883 through 1979, the old gaol, with its crude facilities and a chilling old gallows section, has served as a grim reminder of what life there was really like.
Australian history was shaped by another phase, when colonial settlers traveled across the globe in the hope of finding a better world, eager to explore new lands in search of personal and financial growth. You’ll stop at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, to complete your exploration of Darwin's heritage.
The gallery houses a comprehensive display of Indigenous art and artifacts that reveal much about the various Aboriginal groups. You’ll also find an excellent display of Aboriginal, South-East Asian and Oceanic art, along with a permanent collection of major Australian fine art.
You will also enjoy a drive through the city with photo stops at the Darwin Botanical Gardens and East Point.
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Note: Exhibits at the museum are constantly being upgraded, removed and changed.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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