ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN SITE
COLMSLIE, BRISBANE, QLD
The A. Raptis Fish Wharf and Fish
Market is located at the bottom centre of the photograph with the
Mobil Wharf located to the right of it in front of the WW2 Igloo type building. (UBD Map 161 Ref. F2).
Three RAN Naval Fuel tanks can be seen at the centre left of the above photo. The Australian Army's Acetylene Works was located to the left of the Naval Fuel Tanks on the other side of Colmslie Road.
Their is a Plan in the National Archives showing a proposed CCC Camp Site at Bulimba (Colmslie) which was proposed to be built on top of the previous Colmslie Heavy Anti-aircraft gun site. This CCC Camp was never built. Another CCC Camp was built near Thynne Road.
The Colmslie Heavy Anti-aircraft gun site was decommissioned in August 1942 due concerns with the closeness of guns to the three RAN Naval Fuel tanks and the fact that too many of the heavy gun sites were too close to the city. The gun site was relocated to behind Fort Lytton. While this was being relocated, one of the mobile anti-aircraft batteries was located on the southern side of Lytton Road.
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