Mount Louisa, Queensland

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Mount Louisa
TownsvilleQueensland
Mt Louisa, Townsville.jpg
Mount Louisa, with the Ross River in the foreground and Cleveland Bay in the distance
Postcode(s) 4814
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Mount Louisa:
Bohle Mount St John Garbutt
Shaw Mount Louisa Currajong
Kirwan Heatley Vincent

Mount Louisa is a semi-rural residential suburb located on the north and ocean side of Townsville city. It is placed around the foothills of Mount Louisa itself rising from 15 m above sea level to the mountain's peak of 185 m ASL. The older section of Mount Louisa faces the ocean and Magnetic Island, while new[when?] developments have seen large new housing estates being built on the western and northern aspects of the mount.

History[edit]

During World War II as many as 4,000 American personnel worked and lived at Depot #2 at the base of Mount Louisa. Entertainment in the camp was held at Helton Hall, which was an open aired building named after Master Sergeant Helton who was killed in the B-25 crash at Rattlesnake Island. Some famous Hollywood stars appeared at Helton Hall including John Wayne, Joe E. Brown, Gary Cooper, Una Merkel and Phyllis Brook. Woody Herman's orchestra also appeared at Helton Hall.[1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°17′S 146°44′E / 19.283°S 146.733°E / -19.283; 146.733

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Dunn, Australians At War, accessed May 2006 http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ozcrashes/qld28.htm