Most of our camps were just bush poles in the ground. Bush collar tie, bush rafter, and bush perlons, all tied together with wire. Because nails were not much use in bush poles.
The kitchens we generally finished up fly-wiring the actual kitchens, but not the messes. Later on those things came about, they came about later on on camps like Gorrie.
A lot of our material that we used was rescued from Darwin, we would send one or two trucks a week up to Darwin to bring back scraps. Corrugated iron, that’d be sorted out and the best of it would go up around the roofs, the not so good around the walls and the actual rubbish would go on the revetment bay - the blast walls around the revetment bays.
The civilian personnel side has never been truly presented, I feel. You know, whilst there were not a lot of us here, there were people here who were really dedicated to their country, just as much as the service personnel were.