Echoes of War - Part Two Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Matthew Larsen

Townsville was a key strategic military base during World War 2. While much of the infrastructure has long gone, some of the seemingly indestructable bunkers remain. In this second gallery on this topic, we explore a few more of Townsville's remaining bunkers

Signals Centre Bunker
Signals Centre Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker Entrance
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker Entrance
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Ross River Bunkers 1
Signals Centre Bunker
Signals Centre Bunker
Signals Centre Bunker
Signals Centre Bunker


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Caption List:

Photo 1. Signals Centre Bunker. Originally housed a vast array of communications equipment during World War 2

Photo 2. 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker. The imposing bulk of the 3 Fighter Sector Bunker

Photo 3. 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker Entrance. Entrance to the large 3 Fighter Sector HQ bunker. With 12inch concrete, it could withstand a direct bomb strike

Photo 4. 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker. Inside the 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker. There was originally a mezzanine floor here, and 32 room in the complex.

Photo 5. 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker. Inside the 3 Fighter Sector HQ Bunker.This centre collated all intelligence and used it to direct bombers to an appropriate course of action

Photo 6. Ross River Bunkers 1. A series of bunkers at the mouth of the Ross River

Photo 7. Ross River Bunkers 1. A series of bunkers at the mouth of the Ross River. Some are slowly being swallowed by the mangroves and the sand

Photo 8. Ross River Bunkers 1. A series of bunkers at the mouth of the Ross River slowly decay

Photo 9. Ross River Bunkers 1. A series of bunkers at the mouth of the Ross River. Some are slowly being swallowed by the mangroves and the sand

Photo 10. Ross River Bunkers 1. A series of bunkers at the mouth of the Ross River, Some are slowly being swallowed by the mangroves and the sand

Photo 11. Signals Centre Bunker. Signals Centre Bunker interior today

Photo 12. Signals Centre Bunker. Signals Centre Bunker interior today. Inhabited by squatters from time to time