Turbocharging Tourism: War and Words – Australia’s Leading Military Authors in Darwin

The Northern Territorys economy is set to receive a significant boost with the upcoming Territory Tribute International Military Writers Festival expected to attract large numbers of visitors to Darwin from 5-7 April 2019.

The Territory Labor Government has allocated more than $1.5 million to Territory Tribute as part of the $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package in a bid to increase visitation, create jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.

As the centrepiece of Territory Tribute, the three-day writers festival will feature author talks, panel discussions and literary sessions with Australias leading writers, historians and researchers. Over 20 sessions and 30 prominent military authors including Peter FitzSimons AM and Richard Walsh are included in the War and Words themed festival.

A series of new and existing events are also included in Territory Tribute, which is bookended by the Bombing of Darwin Commemoration Ceremony on 19 February and Anzac Day on 25 April 2019.

Tickets prices:

  • Welcoming address by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC – FREE
  • Peter FitzSimons opening night address – $45 for adults, $40 concession (plus booking fee)
  • Festival tickets are $15 per session, $12 concession (plus booking fee) with discounts available for five or more sessions.
  • Tickets can be purchased from the Territory Tribute website https://www.territorytribute.com.au/events/international-military-writers-festival/ or through the Darwin Entertainment Centre Box

The welcoming address on Friday, 5 April will be delivered by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC.

Peter Forrest and Sheila Forrest are the Writers Festival Curators. They are NT based historians and authors, with a collective wealth of knowledge on the Territorys intriguing past.

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