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World War Two Airfield


Shire of Murray

Place Number

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Fairbridge Rd Fairbridge

Location Details

southern side approximately 2km from South Western Highway

Other Name(s)

Pinjarra North

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1942

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Aug 2011 Category D

Category D

Contributes to the heritage of the locality.

Statement of Significance

WWII Airfield has historic significance through the role the site played in Western Australia’s
contribution to the war efforts in World War II.

Physical Description

Sealed strip, now overgrown in paddock. Part of what was once the airstrip now an access
track. At the southern end stands a livestock holding pen and loading facilities; at the
northern end is a loading ramp. Now disused.
One strip was located on Lot 39 Fairbridge Road, whilst the other strip ran in a north-east to south-west direction immediately west of South-Western Highway.
Several underground fuel tanks, including one east of the Pinjarra Railway Station (near
Racecourse Road).


Was considered a major airfield with two main landing strips plus taxiing ways. Played an
important role in the military history of the State.
The decision to construct the airstrip was made in March 1942 after the bombing of Broome.
It was to serve as a satellite airfield should the main airbase at Pearce be attacked.


Site Only


Site Only


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Richard, R. "Murray and Mandurah" Shire of Murray and City of Mandurah 1993

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
027 Municipal Inventory

Place Type

Historic site


Epoch General Specific
Present Use Transport\Communications Air: Other
Original Use Transport\Communications Air: Other

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

18 Jun 1991

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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