HF / DF Station Power House Ruins

Flinders Highway, Julia Creek, QLD

For something different, visit the remains of a concrete building which housed a generating plant supplying power to a RAAF High Frequency / Direction Finding Station. It was called the ‘Round House’ and was installed in 1942 on the ridge nearby.

These stations proved great importance as navigational aids during WWII and assisted in the detection of Japanese aircraft across Northern Australia. There were only ever two Round Houses constructed of concrete, the other being at Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands.

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