MACKAY REST LEAVE AREA
GRAND HOTEL, MACKAY
IN NORTH QUEENSLAND
DURING WW2

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Mackay Rest Leave Area

The Mackay Rest Leave Area was established during WW2 in the Grand Hotel on the north eastern corner of Brisbane Street and Victoria Streets in Mackay.

The Mackay Rest Leave Area was operated jointly by the United States Army and the American Red Cross for about two years. The soldiers who stayed there had a very relaxing time riding horses, swimming, hiking and lazing around on the beach.

The Grand Hotel was destroyed by fire on 16 October 1950. Corporate Express Stationery is now located on the site of the former Mackay Rest Leave Area.

 

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I'd like to thank Peter Howard for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCES

"A History of the 27th Air Depot Group"

 

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