LOWOOD TRANSMITTING BUILDING
NEAR TARAMPA, QLD
DURING WW2

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The Lowood Transmitting Building operated in conjunction with the Lowood Operations Building. The Transmitting Building is located near the Tarampa Baptist Cemetery near Lowood. The Transmitting Building is a slightly smaller bunker than the Lowood Operations Building.

The Transmitting Building is located near the Tarampa Baptist Cemetery

 

 

Lowood Transmitting Building

 

Hole in ground. Possibly for transmitting aerials

 

Lowood Transmitting Building

 

Lowood Transmitting Building

 

Lowood Transmitting Building

 

Lowood Transmitting Building

 

The entrance to the Lowood Transmitting Building is via a set
of concrete stairs leading down to the right from the above open area

 

The set of concrete stairs leading down into the bunker

 

The view at the bottom of the stairs

 

Graffiti on the walls

 

The entrance to the large domed room which was full of bats and very dark

 

The large domed room and the bats!!

 

The large domed room and the bats!!

 

The large domed room and some more bats!!

The following is part of a document showing the status of semi-underground buildings in Australia by November 1943:-

COPY ONLY

Original on 171 56/1        

this copy for 171/1/1493       

UTILIZATION OF SEMI-UNDERGROUND BUILDINGS

D.A.S.P.

Herewith is list of above buildings as requested in your minute dated 29th November, 1943.

signed W/Crd.    
Richmond.    
for G/Capt.    
D.W.B.    

2/12/43

 

(c) UNDER CONSTRUCTION INDICATING ???? OF CONSTRUCTION Building Details

Drawing No.

Locality Plan

Drawing No.

LOWOOD, Q'LAND.

Operations Building - 95% complete

Transmitting Building



42/43/1571

41/42/2682



(R.S. 1072
(40/41/1556
(
R.S. 1072
(40/41/1556

Bunkers that were built using the same Drawing Nos. as Lowood were as follows:-

COMPLETED AND IN USE
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Mallacoota, VIC
Mohuya, NSW

COMPLETED BUT NOT IN USE
Albany, WA

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Camden, NSW
Pearce, WA

Can anyone tell me if any of these bunkers are still in existance?

 

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I'd like to thank Matt Golden for his assistance with this home page.

 

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