- About The Book
- Photo Booklets
DISCOVER Brisbane's forgotten World War 2 heritage. This series of photo booklets features a large collection of rarely seen archive photos of Allied military sites around Brisbane during World War 2...
Launched by American Consul General, Sydney – 13 September 2006.
The booklets provide a photographic record of historic WW2 sites in Brisbane from 1942-1945 compared and contrasted to their uses today. US Services official photographers were active during WW2 in places where few others had security clearance to do so and were able to obtain a unique snapshot of the city. These images now lie 'doggo' in American archives, long forgotten about...
This series of booklets was prompted by fact that of the approximately 3000 images we've found at the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) so far, about 80% relate to Queensland, and most of those to Brisbane and it's environs!
I see this series as a way to bring this resource to the Australian public's awareness.
There are 24 titles in this series:
|1. Newstead House*||sample photo|
|2. Cloudland & Cintra||sample photo|
|3. Victoria Park & Gregory Terrace||sample photo|
|4. Holland Park & Ekibin Hospitals||sample photo|
|5. Crosby Park – Chemical Warfare Depot||sample photo|
|6. Brisbane River – The Mouth to Bretts Wharf||sample photo|
|7. Brisbane River – Upstream from Bretts||sample photo|
|8. Somerville House Base Section 3 HQ||sample photos|
|9. Rocklea Munitions & Camp Moorooka||sample photo|
|10. Camp Yeronga||sample photo|
|11. Cannon Hill – Engineer Depot||sample photo|
|12. Nudgee Junior & Stuartholme School||sample photo|
|13. Houses of Bonney Avenue, Clayfield||sample photo|
|14. Banyo, Virginia & Hedley Park||sample photo|
|15. Coopers Plains – Ordnance Depot||sample photo|
|16. Japanese POW Camp – Gaythorne||sample photo|
|17. AMP & Other City Buildings||sample photo|
|18. Allison Engine Plant Breakfast Creek||sample photo|
|19. Eagle Farm & Archerfield Aerodromes||sample photo|
|20. Camp Cable, Canungra & Springbrook||sample photo|
|21. Cavendish Rd Motor Pool & Tingalpa Radio Station||sample photo|
|22. Amberley Airfield||sample photo|
|23. Round Mountain & Tabragalba||sample photo|
|24. Ekka Roundup||sample photo|
* Booklet #1 was a collaboration with Peter Dunn and released July 2005 to accord with the VP-60 commemoration.
|Full Set #1-24||$160 + $15 post & handling (P&H) anywhere in Australia|
|1-6 copies (any titles)||$10/copy + $4 P&H|
|7-10 copies (any titles)||$9/copy + $9 P&H|
|11-15 copies (any titles)||$8/copy + $12 P&H|
|16+ copies (any titles)||$7/copy + P&H on application|
These publications are an offshoot of my project to Bring Home The Images to Australia...
To order from this series of booklets, download and fill out our order form:
Complete the form and return to the postal or email address provided on the form. The PDF version of the form can be filled out electronically or manually, printed and posted to us by mail, while the DOC version can be filled out using MS Word, saved to file and emailed to us.
Payment methods include cheque or electronic fund transfer. Items will be mailed upon receipt.