Allied Works Council

The Allied Works Council was an organisation set up to oversee and organise military construction works in Australia during World War II.

Established in February 1942,[1] the Allied Works Council was responsible for carrying out any works required by the Allied Forces including providing any equipment, materials or workmen required to carry out these works.

Edward Granville Theodore, a former Premier of Queensland (1919–25) and Federal Treasurer (1929–31) was appointed Director-General of the Council.[2]


  1. ^ "Full War Powers To Be Used". The News. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 17 February 1942. p. 1. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ "A Big Man for a Big Job". The Worker. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 February 1942. p. 1. Retrieved 28 December 2014.

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