AIR RAID SHELTERS IN FLINDER'S STREET,
Fifteen concrete air raid shelters were constructed in Flinders Street, Townsville during WW2 to protect the citizens of Townsville during possible Japanese air raids. These air raid shelters became known as "Hanlon's Hideouts". Their construction was warranted as the Japanese carried out three bombing raids against Townsville.
Air Raid shelters can be seen in
Flinders Street. The Townsville Post
Office on the left has it clock tower removed during the war
to avoid it becoming a target during Japanese air raids
Air Raid shelters in Flinders Street
Demolition of the air raid shelters in Flinders Street after the war.
WWII Bunker Tour of Townsville
Air Raid Shelter Townsville Railway Station
"Townsville at War 1942 - Life
in a Garrison City"
by Darryl McIntyre
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