World War II Quarantine Anti Aircraft Site - NT

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -12.47644 130.912598
DMS: 12º 28' 35.19" S 130º 54' 45.35" E
UTM: 52 L 8620012mN 707866mE
Altitude: 13.42m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

8.53kms East of Darwin - Driving 16.8 km (17 mins)

Address & Contact

20 Casey St
East Arm NT 0822
Phone: N/A
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Information

Established in 1941 the Quarantine Anti-Aircraft Battery Site is the only complete gun-site of its type within the Darwin area. It is highly significant as it is of a design which was discontinued by the Defence Force in the mid 1940s and one which is unique to the Northern Territory. The present structures were built in September 1942 by the Civil Construction Corps and personnel of the 2nd and 14th HAA Batteries. The site was used to defend the South West section of Darwin Harbour and was a backup for the Berrimah Station.
Local stone was used in the construction. The entry post was constructed solely of local stone with the remaining structures built of aggregate made from local stone.
The original structures consisted of four revetted emplacements, a central instrument bunker, accomodation, administration hut, mess, kitchen and rifle range. The site comprised four 3.7" Heavy AA guns, a Bofors gun, a Vickers Predictor Mark IV, a Height and Range Finder Mark IV, Lewis Machine guns and Radar Equipment. During the Japanese raids on 22 February 1942 the guns maintained fire at the enemy with one heavy bomber being shot down.
Today the site consists of the revetted emplacements, the central bunker and slabs where the administration, mess and kitchen buildings stood. The 3.7" guns were removed on 27 November 1944.
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Closest Weather Station

Darwin Airport at 30/12:30am CST
Distance from World War II Quarantine Anti Aircraft Site 6.23km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
29.4°C30.7°C78%25.3°C1006.3hPa6.2mmW28km/hr
15knots
39km/hr
21knots

Closest Climatic Station

Darwin Airport
Distance from World War II Quarantine Anti Aircraft Site 6.23km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.431.932.732.030.630.531.432.633.233.332.6
Mean Min. °C24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.423.024.925.325.3
Mean Rain mm423.8374.6322.1101.221.31.91.25.015.770.2139.3251.3

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