In Coffs Harbour you’ll find remnants of our wartime history in the underground bunkers dotted around the region. The National Cartoon Gallery on City Hill is housed in one of the best known example of these structures, and is open to the public 6 days a week.
This heritage listed bunker was constructed in 1943 during World War II as the radio communication headquarters for the RAAF. The bunker originally housed radio equipment needed to protect navy ships and citizens. After the war, the bunker was used as a communication facility by the Civil Aviation Authority until 1980. The bunker then fell into disuse for many years, until some ingenious local Rotarians turned the space into the dedicated cartoon gallery that it is today.
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