Australian Staging Camp - Kalgoorlie

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Brief History

There was a change of railway gauges at Kalgoorlie from the WA domestic gauge to the Standard Gauge trans line that ran from Kalgoorlie to Port Pirie in South Australia. This line was subject to not infrequent interruptions, and thus a staging camp was established at Parkestone in July 1942 to hold and feed troops between trains from Perth. It continued to provide this role until the end of the war.

Unit Personnel

Passing through


Content has come from The Unit Guide - Volume 6 - The Australian Army 1939-1945, page 6.417 - Graham R McKenzie-Smith - Big Sky Publishing - 2018

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