WW2 BUNKERS & FORTIFICATIONS IN THE TOWNSVILLE AREA

 

No. 1 Wireless Unit Intelligence and Intercept Operations Room bunker at Stuart
(Townsville)
208th Anti Aircraft Battalion Battery
(The Strand, Stanton Hill, South Townsville and Cape Cleveland)
3 Fighter Sector HQ at Stuart
(Townsville)
 5th Australian Division Headquarters Bunker
Dick Creek, Roseneath
Air Raid Shelter Bank of New South Wales building corner of Flinders Street East and Wickham Street Air Raid Shelters, Flinders Street, known as "Hanlon's Hideouts"
Air Raid Shelter Townsville Railway Station Ammunition Magazine - Castle Hill Army Signals Communications Centre and "Shadow Exchange"
Stuart State School
Army Signals Communications Centre
Roseneath Bunker
Bomb Shelter, "The Rocks" Guesthouse, 20 Cleveland Terrace Bundock Street Quarry Bunker
Castle Hill
(Townsville)
Church Street Underground Bunker
Church St., West End, Townsville)
Combined Operational Intelligence Centre (COIC)
Inside Castle Hill at West End, Townsville
Command Post on top of Castle Hill, Townsville Customs House Tunnels Fort Kissing Point
(Townsville)
Green Street Bunker
( near Sidney St., West End in Townsville)
Jimmy's Lookout Anti-aircraft Gun & Search Light Battery
(Townsville)
Koala US Ordnance Services Depot
(Stuart, Townsville)
Kurukan (Kangaroo) US Ordnance Depot
(Just north of Townsville)
(Just north of Townsville) (Just north of Townsville) (Just north of Townsville)
Machine Gun Bunkers on the Town Common, Townsville Machine Gun positions on cliff above Tobruk Baths

Macrossan Underground Hospital

Magnetic Island Forts
(Magnetic Island)
Military Command Center
inside Castle Hill

(at Green St, West End, Townsville)
Mount Louisa
(Townsville)
Mount Elliott Bunker?
Was there one?
(Townsville area)
Mount Stuart Bunker
Mount St. John 16 Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery
(Townsville)

Nelly Bay Anti-aircraft Battery
(Magnetic Island)

Pallarenda Gun Emplacements
(Townsville)

Queens Park Bunker
(Townsville)
Queens Garden tunnel to Castle Hill
(Townsville)
Ramsay Street Bunker
5th Air Force HQ
(Garbutt, Townsville)
Red Brick Tunnels in Townsville CBD Roseneath Orderly Room "Bunker" Ross River Bunkers
On southern side of Ross River near the mouth of the river
Scully & Francis Streets
(West End, Townsville)
Was there an underground bunker here?
Semi-fortified stone buildings at West End in Townsville Three storey underground bunker
Maria Street, Kelso, Townsville

It's still there!
"Shadow Exchange"
Stuart State School, Townsville
Stuart Creek Bunker-  Unidentified usage
Stuart, Townsville
Stanton Hill Anti-aircraft battery
Our Ladys Mount School, Townsville
Toomulla Underground Hospital, near Douglas

Tunnels in Townsville
connecting Garbutt, Ramsay Street, Mount Louisa, Castle Hill, Mount Stuart, Herveys Range, etc, etc?? Did any of them exist??

There is mounting evidence that some of these tunnels did exist!!

Underground Complex (possibly multi-level)
on Ingham Rd, Townsville
Did it exist?

possibly between Douglas St and Ramsay St or between Ramsay St and Peel St., Garbutt
Underground Hospital
Heatley Primary School, Townsville
roof supposedly propped up with wooden beams
Was there one there - probably not.
Underground Hospital, Church Rd., Jensen near Black River
(Was there one there? - Probably not)
Underground Concrete Room at Cranbrook, Townsville (approx 18 m long by 10 m wide)
Yarrawonga bunker, Townsville WW2 Bunkers in the Stuart and Roseneath areas of Townsville  

 

The Australian Bunker Project
"In search of WWII underground
facilities (bunkers) on Australian soil."

 

Bunkers, Tunnels, Fortifications in Australia during WW2

 

Proposal to relocate Area Combined HQ in Townsville
to an underground location inside Castle Hill

 

Utilization of semi-underground buildings as at 2 December 1943

 

Can you help me with more information on these bunkers?

 

 

 

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