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50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two
50th Anniversary of the End of World War Two

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

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.

Location

Address:Barkly Highway, Camooweal, 4828
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.921812
Long: 138.12339
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA
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