World War II Stories from Brisbane’s South West –
Richlands, Darra, Wacol, Goodna and Oxley
Vicki Mynott (2006)
In World War II, Brisbane was lucky to be “occupied” by a friendly force. A strip of tiny communities on the south-western fringe of Brisbane hosted a concentration of Australian, American and Dutch military establishments.
This book presents the memories of 21 civilians who were in the district in World War II, and 8 more who were somehow enmeshed in the events. Most stories also describe life in the district before the War. It is illustrated by 100 photographs donated primarily by local people, and a locality map of places referred to.
These local memories are interspersed with relevant information from other sources, placing our community stories within a wider view of the area and time.