POSSIBLE US ARMY CAMP
ON TINDAPPAH ISLAND, MORETON BAY, QLD
DURING WWII

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Ian Waters and his brother visited Tindappah Island in the early 1960's and visited his brother's friend, who owned the island and was the only inhabitant on the island at that time. Tindappah Island is located between Redland Bay and Macleay Island and is also known as Garden Island.

When Ian Waters decided to go for a walk he was warned to stay on the well-worn tracks as there were a number of unmarked wells which had apparently been dug by the US Army during WWII to provide fresh water for their camp on the island.

During WWII Filipino soldiers used to come over from Redland Bay for training and camp on various islands in Redland Bay possibly including Tindappah Island (Garden Island).

About a dozen Australian Army soldiers from Redland Bay used to travel to Tindappah Island with George Jackson on his barge and harvest New Zealand spinach growing on Tindappah Island and pack it in cases for the Americans on the mainland.  On one occasion one of the many carpet snakes on the island ended up in one of the cases and gave the Americans quite a scare. The nearest US Army camp on the mainland would have been at the Redland Bay Golf Course Radio Transmitter site.

 

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This page first produced 31 May 2015

This page last updated 31 May 2015