Point of intended movement
See some of my past musings on the significance of the local shipbuilding industry in War War II in this past post, but also mentioned in this old oped in the PG. On the left is a picture of LST 750 which was built right here on Neville Island. Not it's official name, but the ship was called by some to be the USS Allegheny County because it was built with money raised locally. It would be built here in an amazing 2 months during April/May of 1944 and was launched on May 30. It would be sunk by a kamikaze off the Philippines just 6 months later. I am not quite sure how it even got out to the Western Pacific that fast.
How busy were the folks here making ships (and most everything else) back then? I really am not sure what the local advertisment below was supposed to do. I am pretty sure by 1943 every conceivable worker was employed somewhere. Note how they wanted married men with children which is because early in the war that would exempt you from the draft. Later in the war exemptions for men with dependents would go away.