Alice Springs wartime sites added to heritage register

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    Spencer Hill camp added to heritage register - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    World War Two sites in Alice Springs have been granted heritage protection by the Territory Government.

    Seven sites at the former army camp near Spencer Hill have been added to the Territory's heritage register.

    The hill is already a sacred site, but the concrete kitchen, magazine store and detention compound are now also protected.

    Heritage Minister Len Kiely says the camp was set up in 1942 to house troops on their way north and is a good example Alice Springs role in the war effort.

    "The Spencer Hill site, as you might know, was a significant logistics base in the war years. It was also the pre-cursor to the establishment of the Old Eastside there.

    "This listing will preserve and protect the site against future encroachments of development."

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