Urban Exploring: The Jackson Bunker

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Location: Metro Adelaide

The Bombing of Darwin had Adelaide residents living in fear. Amid broadcasts we were next to be targeted by the Imperial Japanese Army, residents and officials were in a panic and the best way they knew to protect themselves was to build underground bunkers.

Illustration of an underground bunker. (Photo courtesy Fallout Shelter Handbook by Chuck West)

The Jackson Bunker was built amid the panic; 12 feet underground with 4 breather pipes and electric lighting. In a similar fashion, other air-raid shelters were constructed around Adelaide in their hundreds; most of which still exist today…

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