MUNITIONS DEPOT STAFFORD
DEPARTMENT OF MUNITIONS
POSSIBLY ALSO USED AS A TRANSPORT DEPOT
STAFFORD, BRISBANE, QLD
AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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The Department of Munitions established a Stores Area for Munitions at Stafford on Stones Road, now Webster Road just south of today's Babarra Street and opposite Hayward Street, Stafford. It is believed that munitions and plant from the Rocklea Munitions Factory were relocated to Munitions Depot at Stafford when the Rocklea Munitions Factory was converted to aircraft engine overhaul activities in about 1944.

Scott Brodie told me that the property remained as Commonwealth property after the war and became a repair centre for the Department of Supply. The site may have been handed over to the State Government in later years.

 


Plan:- National Archives of Australia

Locality Plan for Munitions Depot Stafford. Note that
Webster Road must have been called Stones Road at that time.

 


Plan:- National Archives of Australia

Plan titled "Proposed Stores Area, Munitions Dept., Stafford"

 


Photo:- BCC PDOnline 1946 Aerial

A close up view of the Stafford Munitions Depot in 1946

 


Photo:- BCC PDOnline 1946 Aerial

Higher level view of the Stafford Munitions Depot showing the Gibson's Scotia Works, a tannery,
directly to the west of the Munitions Depot (now Stafford City Shopping Centre) and also the other
set of buildings which were the tannery drying sheds to the south west of the Munitions Depot.

 

Glenys Bolland had advised me that there had been a US Army camp near Babarra St.

An Advertisement in the Tenders section of the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin on 15 March 1945 called for the "Disposal of Grenade Lacquer, Brown, ex Central Munitions Store, Stafford, Brisbane".

 


Advertisement:- Courier Mail 27 October 1945

A Disposal Sale held at the Central Munitions Store, Stone's Road, Stafford on 30 October 1945

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Scott Brodie, Russell Miller and Glenys Bolland for their assistance with this web page,

 

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