Today started of with a lovely breakfast at Darwin's Waterfront with Shane, Morry, John and Matt before Shane I headed back to Myrtle and the three boys jumped on a plane back to Melbourne.
Purpose-built at great cost as an alternative to the aboveground oil storage facilities at Stokes Hill, the eight oil tunnels at Kitchener Drive were ultimately never used. In theory, the tunnels offered the ideal solution to the oil storage problems faced by Darwin; namely, that the aboveground tanks were far too susceptible to enemy bombing. Yet circumstances conspired to reveal their impracticality. Tunnel No. 5 looks much as it did in 1945.