50th Anniversary of the End of World War TwoPrint Page
A sign erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The site was the first staging camp used for refuelling and supplies during the Barkly Highway construction in World War Two.
The road from Mount Isa to Camooweal, known to locals as 'Tojo's Highway', was built during World War Two with American funds and was originally designed as a link between the southern states and the theoretical 'front line' in the Northern Territory.
|Address:||Barkly Highway, Camooweal, 4828|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -19.921812|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1995|
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR II
This area was the site of the first staging camp for refuelling and supplies that serviced the Barkly Highway construction during the years of conflict.
The tank tower was regularly used by Raid Wardens checking for aircraft.