In memory of those who have served our Country
LEST WE FORGET.
This ANZAC day we are thinking about those who served our country. We have done some research to highlight some of the evidence in aerial photos of the war effort in Brisbane.
Our ANZAC Series
- 1946 Victoria Park
- 1946 Greenslopes, Holland Park and Ekibin Hospitals
- 1946 Hamilton RAAF Flying Boat Base / Camp Bulimba
- 1946 Archerfield Aerodrome
- 1946 Mains Road / Kessels Road MacGregor
- 1946 Darra / Richlands
This aerial photo of 1946 Brisbane, Spring Hill and Herston shows the military camps at Victoria Park used in World War II.
Camp Victoria Park (Upper) - Officer’s Camp
In 1942, the US Army requisitioned Victoria Park, a large public reserve spread across two Brisbane suburbs for a large administrative and accommodation camp. Camp Victoria Park was the nerve centre for the support services that backed-up US combat troop operations in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA). The camp was important as the headquarters of both the US Army Services Of Supply and its parent command of Base Section 3. American servicemen lived and worked at the camp while Australian civilians also were employed there. In 1944, a few members of the US Women’s Army Corps moved into the camp. Although the Pacific War ended on 3 September 1945, the camp continued to function for a further five months.
(Queensland Government – Queensland WWII Historic Places)
More information available: Camp Victoria Park (Upper) - Officer’s Camp
Camp Victoria Park (Lower) - HQ and Enlisted Men’s Camp
More information available: Camp Victoria Park (Lower) - HQ and Enlisted Men’s Camp
Compare the 1946 Aerial Photo with present day Google Maps