USN Commissioned Officers Club Mess

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.21

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 42 Oxlade Drive, New Farm

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47227778,153.05066667

Time Link: 1943

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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The USN acquired vacant riverside land from the Brisbane City Council, taking possession on 4 November 1943. The Mess was staffed by three US Navy personnel and 17 civilians. Facilities included two 35mm film projectors and a projection booth. The site was tastefully landscaped and quickly became a wartime Brisbane showplace. The US Navy ceased activities at the property on 23 June 1945.


Queensland WWII Historic Places Website

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Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.