Salisbury World War Two Engine Testing Site

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.15

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 65 Fairlawn Street

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54456389,153.04299444

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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In 1942 a series of engine testing structures were built where the Salisbury Hotel and Mazda car plant now stand. These large brick buildings were under heavy security surveillance during World War II because they were used to test aircraft engines that had been assembled at Archerfield Airport. Before the engine testing structures were disassembled for site development, the structures were used for growing mushrooms.


Taken from notes: Some history along Toohey Road (Evans and Mayfield Roads), compiled by B. Roberts. Photographs from the Australian Archives of these structures are available.

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Qimagery. Brisbane-Gympie Transmission Line 1946. Scale: 1:16,000.