Townsville and Lavarack Barracks: the early years

White, Patrick Timothy (2007) Townsville and Lavarack Barracks: the early years. Honours thesis, James Cook University.

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[Extract] This thesis will provide insight into how the locality of Townsville was affected by global conflict in the mid-1960s. It will demonstrate how Australia's defence requirements during this period became linked to the civilian development of northern Australia. This thesis investigates the events associated with the planning, development and opening of Lavarack Barracks in Townsville during its formative years from 1964 to 1966. To provide a better platform for understanding and analysing these events and their consequences, this research is centred on the factors motivating the Government's decision to expand the Army's resources and the decision to locate the base in Townsville. It also examines the events associated with the advanced planning stage of the base project in 1965.

Item ID: 23584
Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Keywords: 1960s, Australian history, economic development, history, Lavarack Barracks, military bases, military history, northern development, social aspects, social impacts, Townsville, Queensland, Qld, north queensland
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 06:00
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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