Lat 23° 22' 49S Long 150° 30' 22E Rockhampton is located in central Queensland in Australia. Linked by rail southward to Brisbane and
northward to Townsville. Fitzroy River runs through the town. Also known as "Rocky".
During 1942, Rockhampton was occupied by the U. S. Army I Corps and the 41st Infantry Division, before they moved to Townsville then onward to New Guinea. During the war, the town was visited by many famous Americans, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and entertainer Joe E. Brown. The "Brisbane Line" ran through the town of Rockhamton and was the first line
of defense if Australia was invaded by the Japanese.
During 1942, U. S. Army I Corps enlisted
men were billeted in the Botanical Gardens. Today the gardens are
a wildlife preserve, gardens and park.
Prewar hotel. During 1942, U. S. Army officers were billeted at the hotel. This historic
hotel is still in operation today.
Used during the war by Australian and American aircraft
Queensland Military & Artefact Museum
156 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 4700
Located in Rockhampton.
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June 15, 2019