Snake Creek Armament Depot

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Snake Creek Armament Depot is valued for its historical association with the events of World War II in Northern Australia and with the important part played by the Adelaide River district as a wartime military base. The site has various types of structures which demonstrate the diversity and complexity of structures comprising a large military ordnance depot of this type. The timber framed storage buildings and laboratories are unique and are the last remaining from the War. It is one of the major fixed installations built during World War II and is the largest of its type in the Northern Territory. The Depot site provides valuable evidence of the impact of World War II on the Territory, and the remaining structures on site have a powerful visual effect. The air attacks on the Northern Territory during World War II, and the post-war strategic importance of Darwin during the post-war hostilities in Indonesia, were factors in the continued maintenance of the Depot for explosives storage by the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Memorial in the foreground, new railway line and historic station in the background.

Memorial to Railway Workers Adelaide River

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station (the new railway line is in the foreground).

Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Entrance to property upon which sits the remnants of the 4RSU unit alongside the Pell Airstrip that is located along the Stuart Highway.

WWII Pell Airstrip Camp A 4RSU Workshop, Adelaide River

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Ordinance bunker built into the hillside.

Snake Creek Armament Depot

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Remnants of the gun Battery site on top of the hill.

WWII K5 Anti Aircraft Gun Battery Site, Coomalie Creek

Coomalie Creek, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River, Coomalie

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