Hastings Deering Igloos A Piece Of WWII History



Hastings Deering’s igloo hangars, which date back to World War II, are about to be showcased on ABC National’s Blueprint for Living program, celebrating their continual use.

Host Jonathan Green and architectural historian Don Watson will be looking into the igloos’ past before Hastings Deering repurposed them for use.

The hangars are currently home to Hastings Deering’s Caterpillar machinery, but in the war days they were used for aircraft storage and maintenance.

Hastings Deering facilities project manager Cliff Melvin said the hangars were a daily reminder of Queensland’s role in WWII, as well as the importance of machinery maintenance.

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