RESIDENCES & BUILDINGS
COMMANDEERED BY THE MILITARY
IN ROCKHAMPTON, QLD
DURING WW2

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Map showing locations
of buildings, etc below

SCHEDULE OF HIRINGS, BASE AREA COMMAND NO. 2, USASOS,
BASE SECTION 3, APO 926 - ROCKHAMPTON SOUTH SIDE

Index No. on above Map Location Name and Address of Owner Hirings Cancelled Used for
1 Office Space Fitzroy Chambers, Denham Street Rockhampton Gas & Coke Co. Ltd., Alma St, Rockhampton 15 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Engineer Office, 41st Division, Headquarters, Base Area Command Headquarters
2 Warehouse, corner Lucius Wharf and Quay Streets Denham Bros. (Rockhampton) Ltd., East Street 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Engineer Warehouse
C Warehouse corner Quay & Stanley Streets Queensland Peanut Growers Co-op Association Ltd. P.O. Box 170, Kingaroy 31 Oct 42 Not occupied
3 Warehouse, Quay Street Williams Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 41st Division PX, 2nd Amphibious Brigade Base Section 3 Quartermasters
4 Warehouse, Quay Street Mrs. E.V. O'Brien, Byron Hall, Macleay St., Potts Point, Sydney 19 Jun 44 41st Division Finance, I Corps Finance, Base Area Command Finance
D Warehouse, corner East & Stanley Streets Walter Reid & Co. Ltd, East Street, Rockhampton Transferred to Australian. Military Forces Not occupied
5 Warehouse Quay Street W. Breckles & Co. Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 808th Ordnance, 147th F.A., Base Section 3 Quartermasters
6 Warehouse Quay Street J.M. Headrick & Co. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton 31 Jul 44 41st Division Quartermasters, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
7, 38 Warehouse, corner Wood & Quay Streets Thos. McLaughlin & Co., East Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 41st Division Quartermasters, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
8 Warehouse, corner Denham & Denison Streets Tucker & Tucker Pty. Ltd., Denham Street, Rockhampton 15 Jun 44 41st Division Medical, ??,  ? Corps Signals
9 Warehouse, Denham Street James Stewart & Co., East and Denham Streets, Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 41st Division Headquarters, Base Area Command Quartermasters, American Red Cross
10 Shops & Office (Penneys), East Street Burns Philp & Co. Ltd., Mary Street, Brisbane - American Red Cross
11 Warehouse, Quay Street New Zealand Loan & Co. Ltd., Quay Street, Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 41st Division Quartermasters, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
12 Foundry, Stanley Street Toowoomba Foundry Pty. Ltd, Stanley & Bolsover Streets 31 May 44 741st Ordnance, Base Section 3 Ordnance, Base Section 3 Engineers
E Garage, Alma & Fitzroy Streets A.S. Grimwade, Penlington Hiring never carried out, See Index no. 35 See Index No. 35
F Shop Premises, East Street Harris (Rockhampton) Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton Never acquired Not occupied
13 Warehouse, Stanley Street Australian Estates & Mercantile & Co. Ltd, Quay Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 41st Division Quartermasters, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
14 Warehouse, Archer Street Mrs. E.A. Goodson, wife of W.H. Goodson C/- V.D.C. Headquarters, Fitzroy Street   41st Division Quartermasters, 2nd Amphibious Brigade, Ordnance Base Section 3 Engineers
15 Warehouse, Bolsover Street J. Stewart & Co. Ltd., East & Denham Streets 15 Jun 44 41st Division Military Police, I Corps Military Police, Base Section 3 Military Police
G Store Building, Lion Creek Road Wilcox Mofflin Ltd., Lion Creek Road 1 Oct 44 41st Division Quartemasters
16 Warehouse (Nestles), Denison Street H.F.G. & M.E. Pudd Foot (Tenant), Nererambi, Kingaroy Line 15 Jun 44 41st Division Chemical Warfare, I Corps Chemical Warfare, Base Section 3 Chemical Warfare
17 2nd floor Walter Reid Building, East and Derby Streets Walter Reid & Co. Ltd., Quay and Derby Streets 15 Jun 44 41st Division Special Services, I Corps Special Services, American Red Cross
H Residence Ward Street Mrs. A.E. MacDonald, Highland Plains, Clermont 20 Oct 42 Commanding General, 41st Division
I Residence 81 Ward Street Mrs. M.A. Dow, Denham Street 1 Dec 42 Chief of Staff, 41st Division
J Residence, 205 Agnes Street H.A. Church, Bolsover Street 19 Nov 42 Assistant to Commanding General, 41st Division
18 Showgrounds, New Exhibition Road Rockhampton Agricultural Society, C/- W. B?. Darley, Showgrounds Residence 30 Jun 44 41st Division Staging Area, Base Section 3 Headquarters Company, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
19 Shops 5 & 6 Devino's Building (now Duthie's Building), Denham Street Estate of Z. Devino, C/- R.M. Hearn, Quay Street 31 Jul 44 41st Division Artillery Headquarters, I Corps Dispensary, Base Section 3 Dispensary
K Residence, Bolsover Street A.A. MacDonald Stuart and P.J. MacDonald Hasker as Tenants in common Never acquired Not occupied
20 Warehouse (Medcraft), Denham & Denison Streets J. Lawrence, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 8 Jun 44 41st Division Ordnance, 808th Ordnance, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
21 Office space, Craiglee House Estate of James Edgar, C/- Kenna & Co., Rockhampton   Engineers Office
22 Shop No. 7, Devino's Building (now Duthie's Building), Denham Street Estate of Z. Devino, C/- R.M. Hearn, Quay Street 21 Jun 44 41st Division A.P.O, I Corps A.P.O., Base Section 3 A.P.O.
23 Commercial Hotel, Quay and William Streets George Mayes, Commercial Hotel, Rockhampton 31 May 44 41st Division Officers Billets, I Corps Officers Billets, Base Section 3 Officers Billets
24 Workshop, Denison Street H?. W. Evans, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 16 Jun 44 37th Ordnance, 808th Ordnance, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
25 Warehouse, Denison Street Williams Pty. Ltd, East Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 37th Ordnance, 2nd Amphibious Brigade, Base Section 3 Chemical Warfare
26 Residence, Ward Street H & M.M. Grant, Ward Street, Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 41st Division Artillery Command, Commanding General I Corps
L No. 1 Flat "Riverview", Quay Street Joseph Kenna, C/- Kenna & Co., East Street 28 Nov 42 G4, 41st Division
27 Gaol, Rockhampton, Campbell & North Streets State Prisons Department, Brisbane 20 Jun 44 41st Division Military Police, I Corps Military Police, Base Section 3 Military Police
28 Shop & Shed No. 9, Devino's Building (now Duthie's Building) Estate of Z. Devino, C/- R.M. Hearn, Quay Street 31 Jul 44 41st Division Ordnance Headquarters, A.P.O. 801?, A.P.O. 926
29 Vacant land behind Gaol, Campbell & North Streets (now Rockhampton State High School) The Crown 20 Jun 44 41st Division Military Police, I Corps Military Police, Base Section 3 Military Police
30 Galvanised Iron Store, Quay Street Rockhampton Harbour Board, Quay Street, Rockhampton 20 Nov 43 Base Section 3 Quartermasters
M Residence, Herbert Street R.L. Lacey, 13 Murray Street, Rockhampton 24 Nov 42 G2, 41st Division
N Residence, Caroline Street A.J. Ashby, Denham Street, Rockhampton 31 Dec 42 G3, 41st Division
31 Boarding House, 193 George Street R. Esdale, 10 Patrick Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 37th Ordnance Company, I Corps Military Police, 41st Division Military Police
32 Vacant Land Alma Street Rockhampton City Council 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Transportation
33 Vacant Land Alma Street J.P. Petersen, East Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Transportation
34 Warehouse (Medcraft), Denham & Denison Streets J. Lawrence, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 8 Jun 44 41st Division Ordnance, 808th Ordnance, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
35 Garage, Alma & Fitzroy Streets Arthur & Grimwade, Alma Street, Rockhampton 8 Jun 44 41st Division Ordnance, Base Section 3 Transportation
36 Warehouse, Quay Street Rockhampton Newspaper Co. Pty. Ltd, Quay Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 Engineering Warehouse, American Red Cross
37 Office & Store, East Street Arthur Greer, East Street, Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Quartermasters, Base Section 3 Censor
O Vacant land off Lion Creek Road Alex Duncan, 31 May 43 B.S. Q.M. Oil Storage
P Scariff Hotel, Fitzroy and Bolsover Streets (now the car park for the City Centre Plaza) Thos. McLaughlin & Co., East Street, Rockhampton 2 Dec 42 I Corps Billets
39 Offices, Town Hall, Bolsover Street Rockhampton City Council, Building Two, Temporary Buildings 31 Nov 44 I Corps Headquarters
Q Furnished residence, Jessie and Spencer Streets G.T. Rudd, C/- Walter Reid & Co. Ltd. 19 Nov 42 41st Division Artillery Command?
40 Criterion Hotel, Quay and Fitzroy Streets (now the Heritage Hotel) Walter E. Marsten, Fitzroy Streets, Rockhampton 4 Jun 44 I Corps Officer Billets, Base Area Command Officer Billets
R Workshop, East Street M. Ryan, C/- A.T. & G.M. Life Assurance Society, William Street 22 Sep 42 Not occupied
S Vacant Land, East Street Beak Pastoral Co., C/- Kenna & Co., Rockhampton 24 Sep 42 Not occupied
41 Victoria Park Rockhampton City Council, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 31 Mar 44 Base Section 3 Special Services
42 Park Reserve, Botanical Gardens Rockhampton City Council, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton   I Corps, Camp Area
43 Yard and shed (Medcraft). Denham Street J. Lawrence, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 8 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Quartermasters
T Unfurnished house, 185 Quarry Street Mrs. D. M. King, Quarry Street, Rockhampton 31 Mar 43 808th Ordnance Company
44 Shop Premises (Palings), East Street Queensland Trustees Ltd., and H. Carter, Rockhampton 19 Jun 44 American Red Cross
45 Showrooms, Denham Street Tucker & Tucker Pty. Ltd., Denham Street, Rockhampton 15 Jun 44 41st Division Medical, ?? Surgeon, I Corps Signals
U No. 8 Shop, (Devino's Building - now Duthie's Building), Denham Street Estate Z. Devina, C/- A.M. Hearn, Quay Street 15 Dec 42 Not occupied
46 Sheds and Yard, Quay Street Taylor and Elliotts (Owner), New Zealand Loan (Lessees) 30 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Quartermasters
47 Swan Hotel, Denham and Denison Streets (12 rooms, 16 beds) Mrs. E.M. McNae, Swan Hotel, Rockhampton 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
V No. 2 Flat, "Haverford", 165 George Street William Jones, 165 George Street, Rockhampton 5 Apr 43 Base Section 3 Quartermasters, Officers Billets
W Warehouse, 294 Quay Street Denham Bros. (Rockhampton) Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton 30 Jun 43 2nd Amphibious Brigade
48 Flat No. 2 "Coinda", Bolsover and Denham Streets James Stewart & Co. Ltd., East and Denham Streets 31 Jul 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
49 Furnished Residence, Herbert Street Gladys A. Buch, 18 Murray Street, Rockhampton 31 May 1944 Base Section 3 Officer Billets
50 Shop premises, East Street W. Breckles & Co. Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton 15 Jun 44 2nd Amphibious Brigade, American Red Cross, Base Section 3 Quartermasters Headquarters
X Shop and dwelling, 120? William Street Estate of John Bremner, C/- De??? and Co., William Street 30 Jun 43 2nd Amphibious Brigade
51 First Floor Office, above Greers, East Street Emanuel Fardouley, C/- American Bar Cafe, William Street 1 Oct 43 I Corps Signal Section
Y Office No. 1, Australian Estates Building, Quay Street Australian Estates Co. Ltd., Quay Street, Rockhampton 15 Oct 43 U.S. Navy
52 Office Space, Stanley Street Station Commissioner for Railways 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Transportation
53 Office Space, Shops 2 and 3 (Devino's Building - now Duthie's Building) Estate Z. Devino, C/- A.M. Hearn, Quay Street 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Transportation
54 Vacant land, Alma Street Miss E. Pilkington, Aramac 6 Oct 43 Base Section 3 Transportation
55 Vacant land, Denison Street A. & M. & J. Esdale, 13 Patrick Street, Rockhampton 31 May 44 37th Ordnance, 2nd Amphibious Brigade, Base Section 3 Chemical Warfare
56 Vacant land, Denison Street Rockhampton Gas and Coke Co. Ltd., Alma Street, Rockhampton 8 Jun 44 37th Ordnance Company, 2nd Amphibious Brigade, Base Section 3 Quartermasters
Z Shop premises, 3 floors and Roof Garden Harris (Rockhampton) Pty. Ltd., East Street, Rockhampton Never acquired Not occupied
57 Shop premises, East Street Mrs. J. Spence, (Owner) C/- Grant and Simpson, Lessees Lawrence and Hanson Electric Co. ?? Ltd. 30 Jun 44 Base Section3 Quartermasters
58 Portion of 1st Floor, Walter Reid Building Walter Reid & Co. Ltd., Quay and Derby Streets, Rockhampton 15 Jun 44 American Red Cross
59 Factory, "Laceys", Murray Street Mrs J.E. and Mr. C. Byrne, Trustees ins Estate of Gerald Byrne 8 Jun 44? Engineers Warehouse
60 Vacant Land, Alma Street Miss E Pilkington, 6 Larnach Street, Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Transportation
AA Land, William and Denison Streets G. Luck? and I. Burnett, as Tenants in Common Never acquired Not occupied
61 Furnished flat, Denham and Bolsover Streets James Stewart and Co. Ltd., East and Denham Streets, Rockhampton 31 Aug 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
62 Park Reserve, Denham Street Extended Rockhampton City Council, Bolsover Street 31 May 44 Base Section 3 Quartermasters
63 Furnished Residence, 77 Archer Street Evelyn S. Humphreys, 73 Archer Street, Rockhampton 9 Aug 44 Quartermasters Officers Billets
64 Furnished Flat No. 2, Denham and Bolsover Streets James Stewart and Co. Ltd, East and Denham Streets, Rockhampton 31 Jul 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
65 Furnished Residence, Herbert Street Gladys A. Buch, 18 Murray Street, Rockhampton 9 Aug 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
66 Furnished Residence, Jessie and Spencer Streets G.T. Rudd, C/- Walter Reid & Co., Rockhampton 30 Jun 44 American Red Cross Personnel
67 Furnished Residence, 7 Canning Street E. Linde, Sedborough Street, Rockhampton 14 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
68 Furnished Residence, 158 Denham Street Mrs. D.M. Vise, 158 Denham Street, Rockhampton 31 Jul 44 Air Corps Officers Billets
69 No. 2 Flat "Haverford", 165 George Street William Jones, 165 George Street 9 Aug 44 Vet. Corps Officers Billets
70 Furnished Room, Leichhardt Hotel Nellie Ryan, C/O Leichhardt Hotel, Denham and Bolsover Streets 1 Jun 44 Base Section 3 Officers Billets
71 2 Double Rooms, Swan Hotel Ellen McNae, Swan Hotel , Denham and Denison Streets    

 

Map showing locations
of buildings, etc below

 

SCHEDULE OF HIRINGS, BASE AREA COMMAND NO. 2, USASOS,
BASE SECTION 3, APO 926 - ROCKHAMPTON NORTH SIDE

Index No. on above Map Location Name and Address of Owner Hirings Cancelled Used for
1 Warehouse, Lakes Creek Road J. Lawrence, Bolsover Street, Rockhampton  8 Jun 44 41st Division, 2nd Amphibious Brigade
A Gymnasium Grounds, Bridge Street (5 acres) Rockhampton Rugby League, C/- N. Richardson, Secretary, Rockhampton Transferred to Australian Military Forces 1 Apr 43? 808 Ordnance, 436th Signal Company
2 Gymnasium Grounds, Bridge Street (4 acres) Rockhampton Rugby League, C/- N. Richardson, Secretary, Rockhampton U.S. Portion terminated 21 May 44, Australian Army now responsible for compensation 808 Ordnance, 436th Signal Company
B "Foresters" Hall, Linnett Street Trustees Court Maid Marion Ancient Order of Foresters, 10 East Street, Rockhampton 31 Jan 44 Base Section 3 Quartermasters
3 Cricket Grounds, Reaney Street Trustees Rockhampton Cricket Ground Reserve, C/- I.J.? Rosen, 98 Quay Lane, Rockhampton 31 May 44 Special Services

 

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REFERENCES

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