WET CANTEEN, BLACKWOOD STREET,
TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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2 September 1944

Soldiers lining up outside the Wet Canteen in Blackwood
Street, Townsville for their beer issue. 

The Australian Army Canteen Service (AACS) operated a Wet canteen in Blackwood Street, Townsville during WW2. The Wet Canteen was located between Flinders Street and Sturt Street. It was located near the Newmarket Hotel.

 


2 September 1944

Soldiers lining up outside the Wet Canteen in Blackwood
Street, Townsville for their beer issue. 

 


June 2004

The same location approximately 60 Years later.

 


June 2004

The same location approximately 60 Years later.

 


June 2004

The same location approximately 60 Years later.

 

Blackwood Street in 1906 with Newmarket Hotel on the corner opposite the Great Northern Hotel. I wonder
if the shed to the left of the Newmarket Hotel is the same building that the Wet Canteen was located in?

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA REFERENCE

Title  Hirings Townsville Blackwood St. Show rooms
Series number  MP742/1 Control symbol  259/56/484 Contents date range  1942 - 1946
 
Access status   Not yet examined Location  Melbourne
Barcode no  6020228

 

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