WHITE ROCK AND SPRING MOUNTAIN
LIVE FIRING AREAS
USED BY THE MILITARY
USED DURING WW2

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Army Camps were established at Camp Redbank and at a location near today's Swanbank Power Station. Artillery, mortar and small arms fire originated from the south of the Swanbank camp towards White Rock. There are still some remains of gun pits used during WW2 present in the area.

 


Photo:- Peter Dunn January 2006

White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate

 

In the 1942- 1943 period US Troops of the 32nd Division based at Camp Cable trained in the White Rock and Spring Mountain areas, particularly where the Redbank Plains Library and the Recreational Reserve are located today. Australian soldiers from the 6th Battalion, RAR trained at Spring Mountain in 1966 before going to Vietnam.

 


Photo:- Peter Dunn January 2006

There is still Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in the area

 


Photo:- Peter Dunn January 2006

Picnic and Information Area

 


Photo:- Peter Dunn January 2006

Paperbark Flats Picnic Area

 

Remains of a gun pit in the area

 

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