Rocky Creek War Memorial Park - QLD

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -17.181671 145.454819
DMS: 17º 10' 54.02" S 145º 27' 17.35" E
UTM: 55 K 8099693mN 335669mE
Altitude: 659.31m

Description

Address & Contact

War Memorial Access Rd
Tolga QLD 4882
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Information

Located 23km south of Mareeba.
The Memorial Park is situated on the site of the 2/2 Australian General Hospital laundry and medical stores site at Rocky Creek adjoining the Kennedy Highway near Tolga on the Atherton Tableland. The park has been chosen as the appropriate location due to the cultural, spiritual, historical and sentimental value to the local community. Several Army Divisions camped on the Atherton Tablelands during 1942-45. Approximately 60,000 Australian soldiers were treated for war related conditions at these hospitals, by a caring and efficient staff of approximately 2,000. Many were rehabilitated at the adjoining 2/1 Convalescence Depot. The complex was recognised as the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Closest Weather Station

Mareeba at 05/09:00am EST
Distance from Rocky Creek War Memorial Park 13.03km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
25.8°C25.8°C52%15.2°C1012.3hPa0.0mmNE9km/hr
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19km/hr
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Walkamin Research Station
Distance from Rocky Creek War Memorial Park 5.94km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.929.128.026.524.923.623.224.727.129.330.530.7
Mean Min. °C20.320.519.618.116.213.913.013.414.816.718.519.8
Mean Rain mm222.6248.9210.051.526.318.011.111.28.422.374.2124.1

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