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Picture relating to Columboola - titled 'Loading bombs onto the back of a truck at Columboola Ammunition Depot, Queensland, ca. 1943'

Loading bombs onto the back of a truck at Columboola Ammunition Depot, Queensland, ca. 1943

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1943
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Columboola is a small community just east of Miles on the Warrego Highway in Queensland. The Queensland Main Roads Commission built an Ammunition Dump at Columboola during WW2. They constructed 2 miles of gravel road 18 feet wide and 5.75 miles of gravel road 12 feet wide along with the internal roads within the Ammunition Dump area. Fifty five men were employed on this project at a total cost of £13,441. (Description taken from: Internet database, 2005, retrieved 12 April 2005, from <http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/usarmy/columbooladump.htm>)