Folder and compact disc - Simpson Army Barracks
From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Lower Plenty Victoria
- Black spiral bound folder (approx. 32 pages) with accompanying compact disc. Colour illustrations and maps. Updated 2016 in Word document.
- simpson army barracks, watsonia barracks, yallambie, marilyn smith, watsonia
- This document is the result of research into the history of Watsonia Barracks (now Simpson Barracks) by GHS member Marilyn Smith. It details the origin of street names in the surrounding area and includes biographical information on those after whom the streets were named. Updated December 2016.
- The Watsonia Barracks has been in use since WW2 and is today home to the Defence Force School of Signals. It was built on the property formerly owned by Ainslie Meares. In 1951, surrounding land was purchased for the extension of the barracks. The suburb of Yallambie was formerly part of the Barracks.
- 6 Nov 2017 at 1:39PM