AIR RAID SHELTERS
IN BRISBANE, QLD
USED DURING WW2
There were many Air Raid Shelters built around Brisbane during WW2. It is generally unknown by most Brisbane people that many of them are still partially standing and used as bus shelters or shade shelters in parks around Brisbane. Many people stand under them or drive past them not realising their original use during WW2.
The Brisbane City Council adopted an innovative design for its public air raid shelters such that after the war, the brick walls around them could be removed leaving a cantilevered roof concrete structure ideal for bus shelters or general shade.
|Air Raid Shelters, Abattoirs, Colmslie, Brisbane||Air Raid Shelters, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane||Air Raid Shelters Botanical Gardens near Parliament House|
|Air Raid Shelters near Albert Park||Air Raid Shelter small park near Dutton Park||Air raid Shelters in Fortitude Valley|
|Air Raid Shelters at Howard Smith Wharves under the Story Bridge, Brisbane||Air Raid Shelter Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane||Air Raid Shelter at Lutwyche Road, Windsor|
|Air Raid Shelters in Raymond Park, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane||Air Raid Shelter at Rear of Kangaroo Point Hotel below the Story Bridge||Air Raid
Shelter at Salisbury
(near Commerce St., Salisbury)
air raid shelters
in Wickham Park
|Air Raid Shelter in rear yard of a home at Annerley||Air raid shelter in the basement of the Brisbane Arcade|
|Air raid shelter near corner of Thynne Road and Wynnum Road near the Morningside School of Arts||Slit Trenches for Air Raid Precautions at Ford Motor Works, Eagle Farm|
Can anyone tell
me where there are more
of these structures still standing in Brisbane?
© Peter Dunn 2003
This page first produced 24 December 2003
This page last updated 22 February 2009