ACETYLENE WORKS,
USED BY THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY
COLMSLIE, BRISBANE, QLD, DURING WW2

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The Australian Army operated an Acetylene Works on Colmslie Road, at Colmslie in Brisbane Queensland during WW2. It was located on the low land on the south east corner of the intersection of Colmslie Road and the road to the Raptis Fish Wharf, the site of the WW2 Fairmile base. There was a railway track that went into the Acetylene Works. Remnants of this railway track can be found at the southern boundary of the property near Colmslie Road.

The Acetylene Works was located in the highlighted area at the top left of the photograph. The
A. Raptis Fish Wharf and Fish Market is located at the bottom centre of the photograph with the
Mobil Wharf located to the right of it in front of the WW2 Igloo type building. (UBD Map 161 Ref. F2).

Three RAN Naval Fuel tanks can be seen immediately to the right of the Acetylene Works. The Colmslie Heavy Anti-aircraft gun site was located on the high ground to right of the fuel tanks and above the igloo.

 

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