AIF/CMF Sites

11 Infantry Battalion salute General Blamey at the 51 mile peg

11 Infantry Battalion salute General Blamey at the 51 mile peg.
The 11 Infantry Btn were camped at 51 mile in late 1943.
Ref: Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria

In this section you will find information pertaining to AIF, CMF and US Army sites in the Northern Territory.

You will also find research pages relating to unit vehicles, structures, camouflage, weapons, uniforms, equipment, doctrine etc.

Sites are listed from North to South. Many of these sites were occupied by varied units during the course of the war and hence the accuracy of units that occupied these sites cannot be guaranteed. All information relating to site occupation is taken from location statements of 12 Div HQ (Northern Territory Force).

Units that will be listed include, HQ units, Infantry, Artillery (including Anti-Aircraft), Field Artillery, Field Ambulance, AASC (Australian Army Service Corps), Engineers, Ordnance and Workshops.


Not All Sites are Listed
Please note that not all sites are currently listed and more will be added in the future.


AIF/Militia Sites

Lt. Col Bernard L. Robinson Reports on the NT June 1942

The following series of documents come from the late Major General Bernard L. Robinson of the United

Improvised WW2 Anti-Aircraft Sites in the Northern Territory

Improvised WW2 Anti-Aircraft Sites in the Northern Territory – A Study  Apart from tent sites

39 Mile

A general view of the camp area at 39 mile as it exists today. 39 Mile Road reserve / Private proper

Australian WW2 Tent Sites in the NT

Indian Pattern (Private) Tents at a camp site in the NT Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, S

US 147th Field Artillery Battalion Uniforms & Equipment

US 147th Field Artillery Battalion Uniforms & Equipment This page aims at presenting and examini

Middle Arm Road (30 Mile)

Middle Arm Road (30 Mile) Road Reserve The following site was occupied in April 1944 by troops of th

Vehicles / Camouflage and Markings (Australia)

Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria. Vehicles / Camouflage and Mark

AIF/CMF Uniforms & Webbing in the Northern Territory

Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria. AIF/CMF Uniforms & Webbing

56 & 56.5 Mile

56 & 56.6 Mile RAE HQ 56.5 Mile was home to the HQ of the Royal Australia Engineers 12 Div North

55.5 Mile AA Site (Coomalie)

55.5 Mile AA Site (Coomalie) This site was home to units of the 149th and 153rd Light Anti-Aircraft

53.5 Mile

Banana palm garden Same location at 53.5 Mile in 1944 with hut in the background constructed of cyca

51 Mile & 51.5 Mile

51 Mile & 51.5 Mile Government Property: Permission Required/Stuart Highway Easement/Private Pro

49 Mile

49 Mile Stuart Highway Easement 49 Mile is one of the most well known of the road side WW2 military

48.5 Mile

48.5 Mile Stuart Highway Easement 48.5 Mile was home to the 2/11 Field Regiment RAA (AIF) (colour pa

48 Mile

48 Mile Government Property 48 Mile was home to the 1st Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery (A

45 & 46 Mile

45 & 46 Mile Government Property/Permission Required This is another extensive camp site which b

44 Mile

44 Mile Private Property Another large site that occupies a considerable area is that of 44 Mile cam

41.5 Mile

41.5 Mile Government (Permission Required) & Private Property 41.5 Mile is a quite an extensive

40 Mile

40 Mile Government Property/Permission Required 40 Mile is part of larger camp, that of 39 Mile camp

38 Mile (Bunker Hill)

38 Mile (Bunker Hill) Private Property Men of a Field Ambulance unit resting in the NT scrub. Note c