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Australia’s WWII Lend Lease program

Australia’s WWII Lend Lease program

On 10 January 1941, Draft H.R. 1776 – the “Lend Lease Bill” was presented to the United States Congress. Under the proposed act, the President of the United States could authorise the production of weapons, munitions, aircraft and ships for ...

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Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Castle Hill first came to our attention in early 1995. Information came from a former Allied Intelligence Officer during WW2. He said there were a number of entries on Castle Hill. An ex-serving member from 11 Stores Group mentioned he ...

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The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 5

The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 5

The Mt Louisa bunker first came to our attention in 1994, via the way of several ex-servicemen, who said they had either worked in or knew of it. Aerial photography from archives was not of great significance. A chance sighting ...

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Operation Blowdown

Operation Blowdown

Operation Blowdown was a military operation that took place on 18 July 1963. Conducted in northern Queensland, Australia by a joint Australian-American-British team, it was designed to simulate the effects of a nuclear weapon on tropical rainforest, using 50 tons ...

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The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 3

The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 3

On the 23 of July 2002, Coffey geosciences Brisbane office was contracted to review our data of underground bunkers by the Department of Defense. The image below. Coffey’s senior engineer could not see and is some case, even though he ...

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The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 2

The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 2

Figure Above: Mt Louisa as shown on Townsville (Special) topographical map as issued to the Australian Military Forces in 1942. Note, there is no quarries marked on the side of Mt Louisa in the area of this review Figure Below: ...

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Thanks for your help

Thanks for your help

The ABMM would like to thank all of those people who have sent information recently. Some of the information has lead us to possible new dicoveries. We would like to help you to help us by showing a few examples ...

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FSHQ Bankstown

FSHQ Bankstown

In 2006, The ABMM along with Ocean Wilderness Group went to Bankstown to investigate claims of a bunker under which housing had been built. This gave the team a chance to test a new under ground radar system for the first time. ...

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The awkward truth about Mt Louisa

The awkward truth about Mt Louisa

In an endeavor to preserve the war time history of Australia. The Australian Bunker & Military Museum recently engaged the services of a leading geologist in an attempt to clearly pin point the location of bunkers & tunnels, which have ...

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The Brisbane Line

The Brisbane Line

For two generations, many Australians believed that the Menzies war-time government planned to surrender parts of Australia to the Japanese without firing a shot. The forfeiture of land was to be above a line drawn just north of Brisbane and ...

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