DARRA RAN AMMUNITION DUMP
BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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The Royal Australian Navy Ammunition dump was located south of the US Army's Darra Ordnance Ammunition Depot.

Two of the self supporting corrugated metal igloos are still standing and are located in the Sleepy Hollow area of the Australian Army Greenbank Military Camp.

Sleepy Hollow

 

First Igloo

 

Second Igloo

 

Very thick corrugated iron sheets made from Armco which is a
self-supporting heavy gauge arched and ribbed metal sheeting.

 

Inside first Igloo

 

Inside first Igloo

 

Second Igloo

 

Rear of second Igloo

 

Noel Wallis looking at some very old rusty
barbed wire behind the second igloo

 

Some very old rusty barbed wire behind the second igloo

 

Title - Darra Naval Ammo Dump
Series number
BP679/1
Control symbol
SB262
Contents date range
1942 - 1942
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
890206

 

Title - Darra - Sketch Showing Track from Naval Block to Ipswich Road
Series number
J1018
Control symbol
LS234
Contents date range
1942 - 1942
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
904109

 

Title - Darra - naval block
Series number
J1018
Control symbol
LS1393
Contents date range
1945 - 1945
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
1694904

 

Title - Darra - naval block, ammo dump
Series number
J1018
Control symbol
LS262
Contents date range
1942 - 1942
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
1699079

 

Title - Darra - Royal Australian Navy ammunition dump
Series number
J1018
Control symbol
LS1514
Contents date range
1946 - 1946
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
1695135

 

Darra Ordnance Ammunition Depot

 

Crash of Wirraway, A20-155,
at Darra, Brisbane
on 31 January 1941

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Noel Wallis, Russell Miller and David Spethman for their assistance with this home page.

 

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