POSSIBLE AIR RAID SHELTERS
MT. THOMPSON CREMATORIUM
329 NURSERY ROAD
MOUNT GRAVATT EAST
DURING WWII

 

Construction of the Mount Thompson Crematorium at 329 Nursery Road, Mount Gravatt East, started in 1933 and it became operational in 1934. During WWII the American built a large 3,000 bed hospital known as the Holland Park Hospital across the other side of Nursery Road.

There are some structures at the rear of the Mt. Thompson Crematorium site that look like they may have been Air Raid Shelters during WWII. There were requirements during WWII for businesses that had a gathering place for more than 50 people (later amended to 25), that they had to provide Air Raid Shelters. However I was told by a yardman at the Crematorium in 2018 that it was not an air raid shelter.

 


Photo:- Damian Blacka Feb 2015

Two entrances to old concrete rooms. The concrete that has been sprayed
on the visible slopes outside the rooms was possibly done post WWII

 


Photo:- Damian Blacka Feb 2015

Another view of the two entrances

 

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