TUNNELS UNDER NEWSTEAD PARK
NEAR NEWSTEAD HOUSE, BRISBANE, QLD
WERE THEY USED DURING WW2?

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In January 2004, 71 year old Rosa Hocking, told me that her family had lived in Breakfast Creek since the late 1800's. She knows Newstead House and Newstead Park very well. She grew up playing in Newstead Park. She can remember when the Americans were there. There was an old WW1 rusting "Big Bertha" gun right on the point. Rosa and the other children used to slide down its barrel. Rosa said that  there were tunnels built under the point and she believes they went back to Newstead House. Rosa confirmed that she had been in these tunnels when she was young.

 

Newstead House in Newstead Park on 4 August 1942, with Breakfast Creek
immediately to the north of it. The famous Breakfast Creek Hotel is directly across
the bridge. To the centre left of the photo can be seen the GMH Allison Overhaul
Assembly Plant  "Igloos"
on Sandgate Road, and Albion Park racetrack
can be seen at the top of the photo.
(Photo via Russell Miller
and David Spethman)

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Rosa Hocking for her assistance with this home page.

 

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This page first produced 1 February 2004

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