Dose anyone know if there are any records or Photos of the Ninth Advanced base workshops ( Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) at Charters Towers North Queensland from 1943 or any of the base.

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on November 27, 2015 at 13:56

Wendy,  It might be worth contacting the Australian War memorial -


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on November 27, 2015 at 13:59
Comment by Les Tobin on December 13, 2015 at 11:09

The extract below is from "Craftsmen of The Australian Army" Theo Barker , 1992.

Static Workshops Approved for Australia,1941.

Advanced Workshops.

Queensland - Charters Towers, Toowoomba, Mt Isa (MT Wksp)...

Unfortunately no specific mention of the Ninth Advanced workshops.

Some additional information is at

In addition there is a very good local history group in Charters Towers.

Comment by Wendy Thomas-Gibson on December 13, 2015 at 20:18

I just wish to thank everyone for the helpful little Blog, Im keeping my dad informed and he is having a good time remembering what he can at 92years of age,

Thankyou Everyone :)  

Comment by yvonne franks on February 3, 2016 at 22:35

It might not be much of a helpful note but I have a kind of family that I think may still live in Charters Towers.  Their name is Wherry.  If you can contact them I am sure they would be able to help.  

Comment by Wendy Thomas-Gibson on February 4, 2016 at 18:45

Thankyou Yvonne, some of the family are taking a trip up there this year, so will pass on the info and see what / who they can find / out.

Thanks again :)


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