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Bob Jarvis was a member of Company "B", 1st Battalion, 534th Engineer Amphibian Regiment, 4th Engineer Amphibian Brigade. Bob Jarvis worked with the Chinese from May to October 1944 at the Apollo Barge Assembly Depot at Bulimba. Bob described what he thought were the boundaries of Camp Bulimba, Camp "B" as follows:-

Start at Apollo & the river-go South & make a dogleg left to Lytton. Our main gate was about at this intersection. Continue East on Lytton for 1000 meters or more, and then North to the river. The camp was immediately inside the gate. We had to walk north down the hill to the yard. There were also sheds where large sections were assembled. Bob Jarvis ran a small crane in one of the sheds for a short time. The Chinese did the riveting. 

Camp "B" at Bulimba was bounded by Thynne Road (eastern boundary), Tugulawa St (south western boundary), Fifth Avenue, part of Walkers Drive (north west boundary), Cecile Street, and Lytton Road (back to the intersection with Thynne Road).


Remains of Camp "B" for the Bulimba Barge Assembly Depot in 1946


(Photo via Russell Miller)

The Apollo Barge Assembly Depot was located in the vacant land at the centre bottom of the
photograph which was taken on 4 August 1942. It was located opposite
the Hamilton Wharves on the other side of the Brisbane River.


Camp Bulimba, Camp "B"

Before - one of the Company streets before improvements

After - Sewerage system and boardwalk covers installed



I'd like to thank Bob Jarvis and Russell Miller for their assistance with this home page.



by Company "C", 1st Battalion, 534th Engineer Amphibian Regiment, 4th Engineer Amphibian Brigade


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