Thursday 16 May 2024
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Busselton library

In 1939, Australia’s defence chiefs in Canberra faced the challenge of preparing an under-equipped nation for war. Initial concerns centered on Nazi Germany and the potential threat of German naval raiders targeting Indian Ocean convoys. Busselton emerged as a strategic location for reconnaissance aircraft to monitor sea lanes. Hangars, administration buildings and a radar station were constructed on Cape Naturaliste. Author Tim Blue explores the impact of World War II on Busselton, sharing recollections from local families and fighting men.

Hosted by Tim Blue
Free, registration required