BURIED WWII AMMUNITION
LOCATED NEAR GATEWAY MOTORWAY
AT NUNDAH, BRISBANE, QLD
IN ABOUT NOV/DEC 2003

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In about November/December 2003 Jason Harley was the supervising engineer for the Airport Drive Roundabout upgrade at Nundah in Brisbane. During the trimming up of the sub-grade for the road widening, they discovered a large number of expended rifle cartridges (possibly .303 ) and possibly packing rings for mortar rounds. There was no live ammunition found.

The location of the discovery is the off ramp (northbound) from the M1 Gateway Motorway to the East-West Arterial Road (next to the Hotel Formule 1) on the corner).

 


Photo:- Jason Harley

Various pieces of ammunition located near the site of today's Hotel Formule 1 at 18 Navigator Place, Nundah,
Brisbane. Please ignore the date stamp on the photos as the digital camera was malfunctioning at the time.

 


Picture from Google Earth

The approximate location of the WWII Ammunition is where the small red and white circle is at SSW side
of Airport Roundabout near the Hotel Formule 1. Note the approximate outline I have drawn of the former
WWII Eagle Farm Airfield and the nearby N.S.D. Warehouses Hedley Park (US Navy Storage area).

 

Same general area in 1944. I have marked the very approximate location of where the buried WWII ammunition was found.

 


Photo:- Jason Harley

The spot near the Airport Roundabout off ramp where the buried WWII Ammunition was found.

 


Photo:- Jason Harley

Close-up of WWII ammo

 


Photo:- Jason Harley

WWII Ammunition laid out after being dug up during road works

 


Photo:- Jason Harley

Another view of WWII Ammunition found at Nundah near the Hotel Formule 1

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Jason Harley for his assistance with this web page.

 

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