FORT ROUS
MORETON ISLAND

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The Queensland Main Roads Commission were instructed to strengthen and extend Fort Rous that had been built towards the southern end of Moreton Island some time before the Second World War.

 

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Photo: - Scott Maxwell

Fort Rous 11 Sep 2005

 

Can you tell me more
about the Fort Rous?

Is Fort Rous located at Toompani Beach
on the eastern side of Moreton Island?

Is it still there? Do you have a photograph?

 

Seaward Defences for Moreton Bay

Fort Bribie

Fort Cowan Cowan

RAN4 - The Bribie Island Indicator Loop Hut
Part of the Royal Navy's anti-submarine harbour defence for "Fortress Brisbane"

HMAS Tambar hit by "Friendly Fire" from Cowan Cowan, Moreton Island

Was American Submarine USS Triton
accidentally sunk in Moreton Bay by friendly fire?

 


 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I'd like to thank Mark Watts for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE

"The History of the Queensland Main Roads Commission during World War II (1939-1945)"

"Fortress Brisbane"
By D.W. Spethman and R.G. Miller

 

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