LEIGHTONFIELD MUNITIONS FACTORY
PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS VILLAWOOD MUNITIONS FACTORY
LEIGHTONFIELD, NSW
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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Villawood Munitions Factory was opened in 1941 to manufacture and fill explosive bullets and shells. It was located near the Leightonfield Railway Station which was heavily used to transport supplies and product to and from the Munitions Factory.

The Munitions Factory was built on 816 acres of land and at its peak in September 1943, some 3,444 personnel worked at the factory. Its name was changed to Leightonfield Munitions Factory at some stage during WWII.

Part of the former munitions Factor became the Villawood Migrant Hostel and Immigration Centre in 1949. The remainder of the site was developed as residential and industrial areas by the State Housing Commission.

 

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