LONGLAND'S POCKET JUNGLE TRAINING AREA
NEAR ATHERTON, NORTH QLD
DURING WW2

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General Blamey chose the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland as a training and holding area in December 1942. There is still an extensive network of foxholes, gun pits, trenches and some bunkers at the site of the Longland's Pocket Jungle Training Area near Atherton in tropical north Queensland. It was also known as Longland's Gap. It is located on Atherton Map (1:100,000), Zone No. 7963, Grid Reference 55K, 338204E, 8069541N. 

 

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Sketch via David Cameron
Environmental Protection Agency 2000

Layout of Training Area

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 


Photo via David Cameron         Environmental Protection Agency 2000

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank David Cameron from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his assistance with this home page. David is keen to hear from anyone who knows of crashed aircraft and other military sites that are located on state lands such as National Parks and State Forests.

 

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