AIR RAID SHELTER KELVIN GROVE ROAD
KELVIN GROVE, BRISBANE
USED DURING WW2

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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.

 


Photo: - Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

Air Raid Shelter on Kelvin Grove Road near the corner with Prospect Terrace
Big Rooster can be seen in the left background

 


Photo: - Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

Air Raid Shelter on Kelvin Grove Road near the corner with Prospect Terrace

 


Photo: - Peter Dunn 22 May 2005

Air Raid Shelter on Kelvin Grove Road near the corner with Prospect Terrace
Prospect Terrace goes off to the left of the photograph

 

Design of Brisbane City Council Air Raid Shelters

 

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