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Mallacoota was one of a series of coastal radio stations set up during WW2. Catalina flying boats operated out of the Mallacoota lake to act as spotters for Japanese vessels coming down the East coast of Australia. The bunker museum is set up in the...More
Here is an in situ museum assembled by dedicated volunteers. Unlike most museums, this one has a lot of real WWII memorabilia. A lot of it you can touch. There are remnants, medals awards of Australian personnel and also possible evidence of Japanese landings. There...More
Read about this museum in a cafe, and decided to go for the 5 minute drive and check it out.
Our only mistake was that we were a touch late as the museum has an early closing time.
But the time we had there, (wishing...More
It is not open very often - once a week, and we were lucky to find it opening for a group later in the day. Lots of displays related to ww1 and ww2, and very informative write ups. Eg I never knew about the mines...More
History being told by the local volunteers that have preserved a previously top secret bunker. Fascinating talk about the history of the listening station and the importance it played in Australia's security. An excellent museum display in the restored structure. Well worth the deviation off...More
I was enchanted not only to see and learn about by the history of the bunker itself but was so surprised about the number of ships sunk off the east coast of Australia. The bunker houses so much WW11 war history memorabilia and of Mallacoota...More
There is so many of war time secret treasures hidden away and left to decay. This communication bunker has been restored by a group of local historians. It is a credit to those people who have sought out accurate historic items for display.