"BATAAN" EXCHANGE, LENNONS HOTEL,
GEORGE STREET, BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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The US Military established a Telephone Exchange inside the original Lennons Hotel, in George Street, Brisbane during WW2. Lennons Hotel was the official accommodation for General Douglas MacArthur, and his senior staff as well as his wife and son. Lennons Hotel was given the code-name of "Bataan" by MacArthur and the Telephone Exchange became known as "Bataan" Exchange. It was manned by female civilian switchboard operators. 

 


Photo supplied by Murielle Ahern (nee McGrath)

"Bataan" Exchange Operators

L - R Back Row:-    Lynn McDougall, Mona Power, Janet Thompson, Moya Busch, Irene Hutchinson

L - R Front Row:-   Molly Hartman, Mrs Foord, Murielle McGrath

Operators Absent:-    Feo Glynn, Ailsa Craig, Margaret (Truker?) Taylor, Marjorie Martin, Lindy Berg

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Murielle Ahern (nee McGrath) and Lois McDonald for their assistance with this web page. 

 

 

 

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