CAMP CHELMER, ATIS CAMP
ROSEBERY TERRACE, CHELMER,
BRISBANE, QLD
USED BY THE MILITARY DURING WWII

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Second generation ethnic Japanese Americans or Nisei, and other Allied Translation and Interpretation Section (ATIS) personnel were camped at Camp Chelmer on Rosebery Terrace, Chelmer, Brisbane during WWII. An old house called "Narine" or "Narina" was the main house on the property occupied by Camp Chelmer.

The Nisei participated in the interrogation of Japanese POW's in the old mansion called "Tighnabruaich" at Indooroopilly on the other side of the Brisbane River to Camp Chelmer. They also interpreted captured Japanese documents. Japanese POWs were held in cells adjacent to "Tighnabruaich".

"Narine" became "Neilson Home for Aged Women" in 1949 which is why some people have referred to this house as Neilson House".

 

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