American Red Cross Canteen and Recreation Centre

former Australian Workers Union (AWU) building (demolished)


115 Denham Street, Townsville 4810

On 15 April 1942, the US Base Surgeon office located on the second floor of the Australian Workers Union (AWU) building.

A Red Cross cafeteria and dormitory were also located on the ground floor which included a dance floor.

The building was situated where a carpark now faces Denham Street, directly in front of Walker Street.


Base Two, The Bayonet of Australia, Volume One, Notes from American War Records of World War Two, Vol 2.[Typescript held in North Queensland Collection, James Cook University].