CIVIL CONSTRUCTIONAL CORPS
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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The Civil Constructional Corps consisted of men drafted from the Main Roads Department to carry out War Works.

Men of the Allied Works Council and the Civil Constructional Corps were apparently camped in the area between Murphy Rd, Ellison Rd, Newman Rd and Hamilton Rd, Chermside in Brisbane. (UBD Map 120).

 


Photo:- Ian Jenkins

Civil Constructional Corps lapel badge made of
pressed iron-like metal about 3cms in diameter

 

Civil Constructional Corps lapel badge has the words 'CIVIL CONSTRUCTIONAL CORPS' surrounded by a cog-wheel with the letters 'CCC' in the middle of the badge. The reverse side of the badge is concave with a brass horizontal brooch pin fastener.

There was also a Civil Constructional Corps Camp located somewhere in the Colmslie area in Brisbane. There may have also been another CCC camp located in the Bulimba area of Brisbane.

The Civil Constructional Corps and the 43rd Engineer General Services Regiment, US Corps of Engineers built Carson's Field (later known as Tindal Airfield) in the Northern Territory  in 1942. It was located 17kms from Katherine in the Northern Territory and was located about 320kms by road south east of Darwin.

Some resources incorrectly refer to the CCC as the Civil Construction Corps rather than Civil Constructional Corps.

 

Queensland

CCC Camp - Ellison Road, Chermside, Brisbane

CCC Camp - Colmslie, Brisbane

CCC Camp - Bulimba, Brisbane (Thynne Road)

CCC Camp - Lillian Ave, Salisbury, Brisbane

CCC Camp - Eagle Farm, Brisbane

CCC Camps - Oonoonba, Townsville

CCC Camp Horn Island CCC Camp Black River CCC Camp Macrossan
CCC Camp Aumuller Street, Cairns CCC Staging Camp Tolga CCC Camp Bowen
CCC Stratford Workshops, Cairns CCC Camp Jacky Jacky CCC Camp Moongabulla
CCC Camp Kirra Beach, Coolangatta CCC Camp Mount Spec CCC Camp Paluma, Mount Spec
CCC Camp Southport Medical Camp CCC Camp Thursday Island CCC Camp Woree, Cairns

 

New South Wales

 Fleurs Airfield CCC Camp

 Moruya CCC Camp

 Port Stephens Naval Base CCC Training School Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Territory

CCC Camp - Darwin

CCC Camp - Darwin McMillan's Camp

CCC Camp - Alice Springs, Billygoat Hill

CCC Camp - Strangways

CCC Camp - No 1 Camp Alice Springs

CCC Camp - No. 2 Camp Alice Springs

CCC Camp - 9 Mile Patrol Camp, Alice Springs

CCC Camp - Gorrie Airfield

CCC Camp - D.M.R. Camp, Pine Creek

CCC Camp - 13B Camp K40 Darwin

 CCC Camp - Katherine

 Darwin 13 Mile Camp - CCC CampDarwin 13 Mile CCC Camp

 

South Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria

 CCC Camp Point Cook

 CCC Camp Seymour

 CCC Camp Sale

 CCC Camp Maribynong Training School

 CCC Bushfire Relief Camp

 CCC Camp Woodend

 

 

 

 

Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

JOHN NOONAN IN THE CCC IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

John (Jack) Bernard Noonan was a drover before the war and was contracted or part of Essential Services or Civil Constructional Corps and went to the Northern Territory where he was a cook working on the construction of the service road from Katherine to Darwin. He was in Darwin in 1942 at the time it was bombed by the Japanese.

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

Jack Noonan is fourth from the left in the above photograph

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

Aboriginal Camp in the Northern Territory 1940

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

Native Camp in the Northern Territory in 1940

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

CCC Cook house in the Northern Territory

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

Frank Sheedy and Jack Noonan and friend in the CCC Camp in the Northern Territory

 

He then returned to Burke, NSW at the completion of this time. He took his wife and first born to Burke in New South Wales where his family stayed with her Uncle and he went to the Northern Territory as part of the CCC.

He continued contracted to the armed forces droving stock from Cunnamulla, Queensland to the Tancred Meat Works in Burke, NSW, until the end of the war. These droving trips took up to six weeks each time then they would return to collect another mob of stock.

 


Photo:- Jack Noonan

Jack Noonan and friend while Jack was working for the National Parks & Wildlife Service of NSW in 1975

 

John Noonan's son, Tim Noonan, is interested in more information about his father's time with the CCC and is looking for a CCC lapel badge. He has visited many antique shops, militaria shops that have old badges etc over a number of years but so far without success. Can anyone help Tim?

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Tim Noonan and Ian Jenkins for their assistance with this web page.

 

 

CCC Camp at Oonoonba, Townsville

 

Can anyone help me with more details on the Civil Constructional Corps?

Did you work in the Civil Constructional Corps?

 

I need your help

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 Peter Dunn 2015

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This page first produced 25 February 2001

This page last updated 02 October 2018