3rd Australian Field Bakery Unit

Atherton Showgrounds

Supply facility
Atherton Tablelands

Louise Street, Atherton 4883

The military took over the Atherton Showground in 1942. Bake houses (3rd Australian Field Bakery Unit) were built on the western side of the show ring and supplied fresh bread for all the forces in the area.


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