United States Naval Base (134 Receiving Station)

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.19

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 137 Sydney Street, New Farm 

Latitude & Longitude: -27.4695,153.05125

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1943

Image Time Point: 1943

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The United States Navy (USN) requisitioned New Farm Park in September 1942. The New Farm Receiving Station could house 500 enlisted men and smaller numbers of unmarried officers. It also provided messing, recreation, immediate medical and postal facilities for the sailors. When USN Station closed in January 1946, the Australian Government then leased the base to the Dutch forces fighting against the Republic of Indonesia.


Queensland WWII Historic Places Website

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Map References

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