EDGE HILL STAGING CAMP
COLLINS'S PADDOCK, EDGE HILL,
CAIRNS, QLD
DURING WW2

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There was a staging camp located in Collins's Paddock at Edge Hill, in Cairns in far north Queensland during WW2. The camp was located between Collins's house on the hill, Vessey's Farm and Woodward Street. 

The first units of the 411th Engineer Base Shop Battalion arrived in Cairns on 6 February 1943. They were accommodated temporarily at the Edge Hill Staging Camp at Collin's Paddock until their barracks were completed. They established lookout locations and machine gun posts on the foothills of Mount Whitfield and Mount Lumley.

 

Can anyone pinpoint the exact location of the camp for me please?

 


 

There is a file in National Archives on this camp. Has anyone ever sighted this file?

Title
Edge Hill - United States of America Staging Camp [plan number 1/E/67]
Series number
BP378/1
Control symbol
FOLDER D TO H FOLIO 26
Contents date range
1944 - 1944
 
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode
3278814

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"I Didn't Know That - Cairns and Districts Tully to Cape York 1939 - 1946 Service Personnel and Civilians"
by Vera Bradley

 

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