19 AUSTRALIAN ARMY PERSONNEL STAGING CAMP, JULAGO
NEAR TOWNSVILLE, QLD
DURING WW2

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There was a large Army Staging Camp located at Julago near Townsville. It was known as the 19th Australian Army Personnel Staging Camp (19 APSC).

Australian Army troops arrived from the south by troop train at Julago railway siding or from New Guinea by ship. Army trucks travelled back and forth frequently between Julago and Townsville Harbour.

Julago had its own open air picture theatre and town water. Hot water was available at the decontamination area only. There were both timber buildings and tents in use at Julago.

The Bruce Highway originally used to travel parallel to the railway line near the Julago railway building which has since been removed.

 

Can anyone tell me some more about this camp?

 

National Archives Australia references on Julago:-

Title
Julago- Townsville - Leave & Transit Depot - Additional rail loops
Series number
MP742/1
Control symbol
259/2/462
Contents date range
1944 - 1944
 
Access status
Not yet examined
Location
Melbourne
Barcode no
6016927

 

Title
Julago 19 APSC - Site Plan [1/J/4]
Series number
BP378/1
Control symbol
FOLDER I TO L FOLIO 29
Contents date range
1945 - 1945
 
Access status
Open
Location
Brisbane
Barcode no
3279101

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

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