The 'Green Room' at the Hotel Darwin was considered one of the most upmarket dining options. When it opened in 1940, the Hotel Darwin was described as "the best tropical hotel in the Southern Hemisphere" featuring "all that is the latest in tropical architecture and design". On 9 September 1999, it was reported that the Hotel Darwin was set to be demolished. The owners, Paspalis Hotel Investment Group, said the building was "riddled with cancer" and "structurally unsafe". A Supreme Court injunction failed to stop the building's destruction and two days later, Darwin woke to find the building flattened. This image features in the Lost Darwin exhibition at Northern Territory Library. The exhibition closes today!
Picture: Elizabeth Susan
Published: 14 August 2016