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Visit Myilly Precinct and See Darwin as it Was

This historic area of Myilly is the only part of Darwin to survive both World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy.

If you live in one of the modern apartments in Darwin, you might appreciate this flashback to the past.

This precinct is made up of houses built between 1930-39 and they are managed by the National Trust.

Visit Burnell house, which now operates as a museum and is the only two storey house designed by Beni Burnett that is still standing.

It is furnished in the same manner it would have been when it was constructed before the war. As was the style before air conditioning, the bedrooms are all on the verandah.

During the dry season, from April to October, you can enjoy you can enjoy a delicious high tea in the gardens, on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This could be a great day out for the family.

While you are there, you can look at the other three houses that make up the precinct – Audit House, now the Northern Territory Trust's office, Mines House and Magistrates House.

Mines and Magistrates Houses are great examples of Beni Burnett's 'Type E' properties – elevated, timber framed and with asbestos cement cladding.

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