Northern Territory Evacuation, 21 February 1942
Memo by J Laws, Assistant Bridge Engineer from the NSW Department of Main Roads, dated 9 March 1942. Laws arrived in the Northern Territory on 13 February 1942 to survey sites for bridges. Laws writes on 21 February 1942 he wanted to return to Darwin but because of the bombing he ended up travelling from Larramar [Larrimah] to Alice Springs with a number of Darwin evacuees. He comments on the lack of information available to him and the uncomfortable journey to Alice Springs during which everything of value was either broken or stolen. NRS 9771 [10/27336 file 41M837] page 9 of 12.