DID 100 JAPANESE LAND
NORTH OF FARNBOROUGH
JUST NORTH OF YEPPOON, QLD
DURING WW2?

 

There are unsubstantiated reports that 100 Japanese military personnel landed north of Farnborough, just north of Yeppoon in central Queensland during World War 2.

There have been many other unconfirmed stories of Japanese landings in the central Queensland region during WW2. Locations have included:-

- Cape Hillsborough
- Curtis Island
- Great Keppel Island
- Hunter island
- Marion Creek
- Marble Island
- Rasberry Creek
- Rosewood Island in the Styx River near Ogmore
- The Templeton Island Group
- Townshend Island

In 1946, the RAAF compiled a list of "authentic" sightings of Japanese submarines off the Australian coastline. It is claimed that the above "authentic" sightings had some alignment with the above list of possible Japanese landings.

 

Did 20 to 30 Japanese land on North Keppel Island
near Rockhampton, QLD during WW2?

 

Was there a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp
at Thompson's Point near Rockhampton?

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Lance Harris of the Central Queensland Military Museum for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"The Brisbane Line"
by Hugh McMaster

 

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