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Railway Station Air-Raid Shelter

Railway Station Air-Raid Shelter
Lennox Street Maryborough, QLD 4650

With the declaration of a second World War in September 1939, the fear of air attack became real and bomb shelters were built across the country. Maryborough was considered a target because of the naval shipbuilding yards at Walkers Ltd. The city has a rare, surviving example of an air raid shelter built in 1942 for railway passengers. This shelter was ready for use when the first government-ordered air raid drill occurred in June that year and there are now only four similar structures remaining in Queensland.