Camp Caves, Queensland

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Camp Caves was a US Army training camp north of the city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.[1] It was built during World War Two. The army used the camp from September 1943 until early in 1944.[1] It was one of several US training camps in the area including Camp Nerimbera, Camp Thompson’s Point, Camp Keppel Sands, Camp Yeppoon and Camp Wallaroo.[1]

Camp Caves was the camp for the 24th Infantry Division. The division was also called the Hawaiian Division.[1] It was called Camp Caves after the small town, The Caves, which was close to the campsite. The camp was along the side of the Bruce Highway. It included medical services, warehouses, ammunition dumps, landing strips, and a small arms firing range.[1] Work on building the camp began in November 1942 but was soon stopped. It started again in July 1943. The camp was not used after March 1944.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Camp Caves". WWII Historic Places in Queensland. Queensland Government. 2011. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.

Coordinates: 23°10′19″S 150°27′14″E / 23.172°S 150.454°E / -23.172; 150.454