Eagle Farm Airport

Stage Number: MBNH.10.02.10

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Airport-Hendra-Eagle Farm

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: Lomandra Drive, Brisbane Airport

Latitude & Longitude: -27.41816667,153.11463889

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1943

Image Time Point: 1943

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The Eagle Farm Airport was Brisbane’s first aerodrome. It opened some time in the 1920s, and by the time of Charles Kingsford Smith’s famous flight in 1928, several aviation companies had hangers at the site including Qantas. In 1931 the airstrip was closed with the new aerodrome opened at Archerfield. In 1939 Eagle Farm became the RAAF Elementary Training School, and during the Pacific War (1942-1945) the site was the airbase for the assembly and repair of United States Air Force planes, as well as a base for the Allied Technical Intelligence Unit.


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 304

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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