Patron: Commander 3rd Brigade, Brigadier David McCammon DSM and Bar
Homebase for the Veteran Community in Townsville
1 Staging Camp Ave, Oonoonba. Drop-in M-F 0900-1500, after hours upon booking. Dirty Boots Cafe M-F 0730-1400. All closed on W/E and public holidays, unless booked.
[for navigation apps you may have better luck with 20 Darter Street, Oonoonba until actual is recognised on all platforms]
Street Names in The Village
Not only is the site of The Oasis Townsville at The Village in Oonoonba (most recently the Department of Primary Industry station) appropriate due its use during WWII as the 13th Australian Personnel Staging Camp for those transitioning in and out of the Army during the war, but the street names make it more so.
The name of the Park opposite The Oasis Townsville is 'Rawdon Middleton VC Park'.
Here is a PDF Map of The Village Master Plan. The Oasis Townsville is located at the corner of Darter and Colvin Streets at the place on the map shown as 'Mixed use'.
These ate the designated street names as issued by the developers and approved by the appropriate authority:
SS Bantam - Dutch ship targeted in Townsville raid by Japanese
Clem Blakely - Australian Commanding Officer of 1WU*
Lawrence Wilbur Burtsall - Killed in action in WWII
Small, short, thickset bird with short sparrow-like bill
John Clegg - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Robert Lawrence Craddock - Harbour Board Chair 1904-1905 and 1906-1910
Australasian darter bird
Clarence Ede - upholsterer and supplier of tents to Mount Isa tent city in the 1930's
Emily - Allied designation for the Japanese Kawanishi aircraft that bombed Townsville
Cyril Goode - Flight Lieutenant who spotted the first recorded Japanese reconnaissance plane over Townsville on 21 March, 1942 from an observation post on Kissing Point
Robert Harriger - US pilot who intercepted and fired on the Japanese on 29 July, 1942
John Holyoak - Air Raid Precaution Warden for North Ward
William Huxley - Member of the Australian Army Bomb Disposal Team
World War II relevant term
Terrence Lafferty Principal of former Townsville Technical College, Stanley & Walker Street
Madsen and Watson - Contractors engaged to construct the former Lion Brewery which opened in late 1894.
Miss Matheson - Australia woman based North Ward who tracked the Japanese flying boat from its Rabaul base to Townsville.
Kunitaro Mizuno - Co-pilot associated with the raid on Townsville
Mary Pepperdene - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
A.B. Polin - designed the bandstand in what is now Anzac Park on the Strand in 1913.
Named 'Riveredge' based on the location (near River Boulevard and considering its direction toward the river). 'Boulevard' to reflect the wide tree-lined thoroughfare.
Herbert Stanfield - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Arthur Tucker - Pilot Officer who tried to intercept the first Japanese reconnaissance plane over Townsville on 21 March, 1942
C. Blackmann - Architect who designed Magnetic House at 143-149 Flinders Street East, initiated late 1885 or early 1886.
Harry Boulton - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
SS Burwah - ship moored at Townsville and targeted by the Japanese