Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (A.E.M.E.) Igloo
Kingfisher Furniture Designs
142 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens 4810
The Igloo at Bundock Street was built for the (AEME) Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In early 1944 it was used for the major repair and servicing of vehicles.
United States manufactured amphibious vehicles (Army Ducks). These were assembled and serviced here before being sent north to New Guinea, Morotai and Borneo for duty with Australian forces.
The majority of Igloos had an internal timber frame, where this example has a steel frame which has contributed to its survival.
Following its use in WWII, it has been occupied by a bakery, Harts Cordial and furniture shops. Currently, the igloo is the main display showroom for Kingfisher Furniture Designs(as at 2011).
Townsville City Council Information sheet for Bundock Street 'Igloo', VP50, 1995.