Blackall Airfield


Leek Street (off Landsborough Highway), Blackall 4472

Like many inland pastoral centres Blackall had a civil landing area (DCA LG # 458 )south-east of the town.

When Blackall was deemed needed as a stopover point on the Inland Ferry Route to Darwin construction was initiated on a new site a few kilometres west of the town. The work was undertaken as at many such sites throughout Queensland, by the Allied Works Council using CCC (Civil Construction Corps)labour.

Logically this infrastructure investment carried forward to become the current day Blackall Airport.


NAA Resouces/ NAA Series BP374/1 MAP - Blackall Aerdrome

Roger and Jenny Marks, 'Queensland Airfields WW2—50 Years On'.