AIR RAID SHELTERS
ON WICKHAM TERRACE, 
NEAR ALBERT PARK,
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.

 

Air Raid Shelter at "Spring Hill Corner" entrance to Albert Park on
Wickham Terrace near the intersection with Albert Street

 

Suncorp Metway building in the background

 

Another view of the Air raid Shelter taken from inside Albert Park

 

Air Raid Shelter at "Spring Hill Corner" entrance to Albert Park on
Wickham Terrace near the intersection with Albert Street

 

Air Raid Shelter on College Road opposite the intersection
with Bradley Street, with Hotel Grand Chancellor in the background

 

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.

 

Design of Brisbane City Council Air Raid Shelters

 

Air Raid Shelters in Brisbane

 

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