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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 commemorates 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.

"Australia Remembers, 1945-1995" was a program of activities organised by the Federal Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of  World War Two. 

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:Sign
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Australia Remembers
1945 -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.

Source: MA
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