Australian Women's Army Service Camp

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.88

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Indooroopilly Road, Indooroopilly

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50305556,152.99091667

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1943

Image Time Point: 1943

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The Australian Women’s Army Service Camp operated during the Pacific War (1942-1945) for single or widowed women who undertook military service as stenographers, telegraphists, switchboard operators and typists for the Advanced Land Headquarters (located at the St. Lucia campus of the University of Queensland). Originally there were 318 women housed in twelve sleeping huts, but the camp was enlarged to accommodate over 460 women.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 255

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634905