Tags: museum, heritage, gallery, history
Visit the MacArthur Museum Brisbane and discover the story of Brisbane at war.
Discover Brisbaneâ€™s wartime heritage as you experience Brisbane at war from 1939 â€“ 1945, a crucial period in Australiaâ€™s history. Visit the office of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area. Sit at the table where MacArthur and his staff developed strategies to win the war.
Experience life in Brisbane during the dark days of war when people feared that the city might be invaded, public air raid shelters lined the streets and children wore identity discs. Read the Courier Mail and see what Brisbane people woke up to every day.
Feel what life was like for Brisbanites when thousands of American and Australian troops inhabited camps around the city, parading through the streets and filling the shops, cafes and pubs. This was the world of our parents and grandparents. See it at the Macarthur Museum Brisbane.
The MacArthur Museum Brisbane is, in its entirety, a cultural heritage project which documents the wartime heritage of Brisbane in the years from 1942-1945.