HOUSE IN MACQUARIE STREET,
ST LUCIA, BRISBANE, QLD
USED AS INITIAL RESIDENCE FOR GENERAL BLAMEY
DURING WW2

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General Sir Thomas Blamey, established his Advanced Land Headquarters in the Forgan Smith Building at the Queensland University at St. Lucia in Brisbane from 1 August 1942 to 31 December 1944 during World War 2.

Lieutenant Robert Sydney Melloy of Hirings Section, No. 1 Lines of Communication, Australian Army Hirings Service located a modern recently-built house in Macquarie Street, St Lucia near the University as an initial residence for General Blamey. It would appear that Blamey mostly lived at 29 Ryans Rd, St Lucia during WWII with his batman and staff living in Jerdanefield opposite 29 Ryans Road.

There have been some unconfirmed suggestions that Blamey may have later lived at "Moorlands" in the grounds of the Wesley Hospital.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

 "Time will Tell, Memoirs of a Kangaroo Point Kid - R.S. Melloy"
As told to Diane Melloy

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Peter Brown of the St. Lucia History Group for advising me that Blamey's main WWII residence was located at 29 Ryans Rd.

 

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