These three maps show the Camp Columbia (CC) area as it currently is used. The maps are overlayed on the original WWII map that shows the military buildings and infrastructure of the WWII Camp. There are still some areas that have not been overbuilt and it clearly show that these area will still hold remanent of the Camp and most likely artefacts as they have been found elsewhere in the area.

Map 1 shows the WWII Camp Columbia block plan transparent overlay: the blue transparent overlay delineates the camp facilities; the orange overlay shows the associated WWII sewerage infrastructure. The labels describe the location of the current-day facilities (correctional centres, etc.); the bushland reserves (Pooh Corner and Wacol Bushlands); and the suburb names.

Map 2 shows the blue-shaded camp areas with descriptive labels from the US Army block plan and the infrastructure in orange.

Map 3 shows the proposed ‘Heritage Precincts’ for the heritage listing nomination.

The precincts are:

  • A – Pooh Corner Bushland Reserve
  • B – Wacol Bushlands Reserve
  • C – Endangered RE 12.5.3a
  • D – Two Million Trees planting site

Precincts C and D are in the ownership of Qld Corrective Services (QCS) but are undeveloped, while Precincts A and B are owned by Brisbane City Council.

More maps and aerial photographs of Camp Columbia

The following two maps are from the US National Archives.
• Declassified Map from 1946 – Political Divisions of the South Pacific following WW2:
• Declassified Map from 1946 – Netherlands East Indies:

Remnants of Camp Columbia at Pooh Corner Bushland Reserve

Artefacts founds at the site of previous Camp Columbia

Return to Camp Columbia Heritage Park, Wacol, Brisbane TOC

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