GARBUTT STOCKADE
PRISON FOR MILITARY PRISONERS
GARBUTT, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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The US Army operated a Stockade for American Prisoners at Garbutt in Townsville. It was located between Garbutt airfield and Mount Louisa. I believe it may have been on the inland side of Blakey's Crossing at the end furthest from the city.

Troublesome prisoners from the Garbutt Stockade were often transferred to the Stuart Prison on the other side of town until their charges were heard. They were described as being violent and bad medicine. Some of these prisoners were due to be executed, others were scheduled to be court marshalled and some others were due to be transferred to Fort Leavenworth in the States. Many hundreds of these prisoners were processed through Stuart Prison over a period of time. 

 

Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane

 

Grovely Detention Barracks

 

Stuart Prison, Stuart Townsville

 

Warwick Detention Barracks

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Nor Iron Bars a Cage"
by J. R. Stephenson

 

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