Defence of Darwin ExperienceClient: Northern Territory Government Location: Darwin, NT, Australia Completed: 2012
The brief for the Defence of Darwin Experience called for a new visitor centre to be built at East Point in Darwin and the linking of eight other significant sites around Darwin as part of an overall visitor experience.
The resultant approach developed by Convergence combines the concept of a “Dispersed Mediascape”, using mobile phone technology, with a visitor hub to deliver a “museum without walls”. The hub, located at East Point uses original artefacts, archival footage and images, firsthand accounts and contemporary multi-media techniques to focus on the first bombing of Darwin by the Japanese on the 19th of February 1942. It provides a powerful immersive experience that has become one of Darwin’s most popular attractions.