A.M.P. Building

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.97

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 229 Queen St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46833333,153.02733333

Time Link: 1931

Map Link: 1934

Image Time Point: 1934

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A.M.P. Building was built in 1931-34, Architect: F.R. Hall. It was constructed for insurers Australian Mutual Providential that occupied its Brisbane branch office for under 9 years, when it was requistioned by the U.S. Army in WWII. In July 1942, U.S. General Douglas Macarthur moved his SoouthWest Pacific Area H.Q. from Melbourne to Brisbane. His staff occupied this building from 21 July 1942 to 12 June 1945. A.M.P. retained some groundfloor office space. This building housed one of the three major Allied HQs of the Pacific War. In recognition, it has been renamed ‘MacArthur Chambers’, with the ‘MacArthur Museum’ occupying the top floor, which was MacArthur’s WWII own offices.


Discover Queensland at war, Queensland World War II Historic Places website

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 4 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 4miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634883