United States Army map of Brisbane, c1941

United States Army map of Brisbane, c1941. The simple eight chain series maps, originally made at the turn of the century by Queensland surveyors, were modified by the United States Army when they were situated in Brisbane between 1941 and 1945. The Army adapted these maps by overlaying topographical lines. In this way, the US Army imposed their own cartographic order. This map is sheet 14 of 55, and shows Brisbane city. The corner of Adelaide and Creek Streets, the site of the ‘Battle of Brisbane’, is shown in the centre of the map at a low point of 30 feet elevation. Collection of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland 

Publication place: 
Date captured: 
17 June 2011
Date created: 
17 June 2011
Date issued: 
1 January 1941
State Library of Queensland
27° 28' 15.3588" S, 153° 1' 24.6072" E