Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum was the largest Aerodrome in the southern hemisphere during World War 2. Often referred to as THAM (the acronym of Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum), it contains a fantastic photographic and written history. Enjoy the display and soak up the atmosphere.
During the war, a few Tocumwal farmers were told to vacate their homes, pack their belongings and get off their properties. Their homes, sheds and fences were immediately bulldozed and construction began on the Tocumwal Aerodrome. Completed in 16 weeks, 2,700 construction workers built new runways, 450 buildings, giant hangars and a huge 200 bed RAAF hospital.
Nearly all the 450 buildings were sold and removed after the war. One of the biggest hangars, can be seen today at the Cornish Fruit Growers, Cottons Road, Cobram and many of the huts form a section of the suburb of O'Connor in Canberra where they are Heritage Listed.