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Great Queensland home for military history buffs

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The former wartime headquarters of an Australian infantry division is on the market.

Located in the Townsville suburb of Mundingbrough, 14 Mango Avenue has been restored but retains its original character.

From March 1942 to about July 1942, it was home to the Australian Army’s 5th Infantry Division.

The 5th Division was formed both in World War I and in World War II, when the threat of Japanese invasion was looming large.

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14 Mango Avenue, Mundingburra was the first base of the 5th Division.


their now Queensland historic base to be auctioned August 20th.

Openwork around the door frame


Listed with Loretta Fabbro in Re/Max Excellence Townsville, the 1527 sqm property has been lovingly restored by its current owner.


The five-bedroom residence boasts nearly 290 square meters under roof, with soaring ceilings, ornate fretwork above the doorway, tongue-and-groove walls, three large living and dining spaces, and “more than most kitchens.” There is a large butler’s pantry.

the kitchen has been restored


There are also three bathrooms, including an ensuite in the main bedroom.

Outside, there is a 123-square-meter residence that can be used as a teenager’s hideout, game room, pond and lush gardens.


There is also a saltwater pool.

Swimming pool and separate multi-purpose building


“It’s safe to say that this residence is rare and unlike anything you’ve seen before,” Fabro said in the listing.

“The owners have created their own idyllic paradise, privately hidden behind white picket fences and manicured hedges.”


Great Queensland home for military history buffs

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