Military Relic Hunting WW2 Australian Army Hospital Site: Garrett Infinium LS: Land Rover Defender

We visit the former site of a WW2 military hospital located in North Queensland, Australia. The Australian Army’s 2/2nd and 2/6th Australian General Hospitals (2/2AGH, 2/6AGH) occupied the site from 1942-1946. Strategically located with regards to the New Guinea Theatre and well serviced by road and rail, the area was only three hours flying time from Port Moresby by C-47. This video is a composite of two separate visits to the site. Our apologies for the video quality, the old damaged camera is about to be retired and replaced. Please visit our blog/website at www.nqexplorers.com

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136 thoughts on “Military Relic Hunting WW2 Australian Army Hospital Site: Garrett Infinium LS: Land Rover Defender

  1. Yeh I love the AT Gold and I am really struggling with a decision to sell it to upgrade to the Infinium. I have found 5 nuggets so far with it and I have really grown used it. After using my mates heavy GPX4500 the other day I like my AT even more ! Very versatile and it’s dynamite on coins. Thanks for your reply. Luke

  2. No worries mate – but of course your AT Gold is much more suitable to certain situations than any PI machine – any area with lots of iron trash for example, and it is really hot on fine gold. No problem with hot ground/hot rocks, just use auto ground balance or manually GB the machine slightly positive, and open your GB window up a bit (default is 2) if it is a bit ‘chattery’. You will find gold with it – just have to swing across it! Best of luck and HH! Warren.

  3. Thanks mate. I have watched all your videos. Some of them a few times ! Keep up the good work. You could make a TV show. I am pretty much sold on the Infinium. I’ll keep swing the AT until I can afford the upgrade.

  4. Thanks for watching mate – no problem with the Infinium in really hot ground, even with the Mono coil I have not found any problems, but the DD is brilliant. The AT Gold has no problem in hot ground either – we have used ours in the NQ goldfields and have never had a problem ground balancing the AT Gold in hot ground or hot rocks etc. But the Infinium is brilliant, very smooth in all conditions and you won’t be digging any ‘ghost’ signals from the ground. Hope this helps – HH mate! Warren.

  5. Hey mate I love your videos. Just have a question about the Infinium. Does it handle the mineralised soil ok? I have been thinking about upgrading from the ATGold and I would like to stick with a Garrett but I want to know if it will handle the soil up in the Golden Triangle Victoria. Thanks mate

  6. The first bit of video reminds me of watching the Sullivans as a kid :))))
    Very good watching though …thank you sir 🙂

  7. Thanks for watching DamonHawks, yes we would recommend the Infinium LS for gold prospecting, it is what we use – lots of “bang for your buck”, plenty sensitive enough on small nuggets with the Mono coils, no problem with the big nuggets either – you just have to walk across them LOL. But also great for relics in the goldfields or any highly mineralised soil such as at this hospital site. Appreciate your comments mate, Happy Hunting!

  8. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching DamonHawks, yes we would recommend the Infinium LS for gold prospecting, it is what we use – lots of “bang for your buck”, plenty sensitive enough on small nuggets with the Mono coils, no problem with the big nuggets either – you just have to walk across them LOL. But also great for relics in the goldfields or any highly mineralised soil such as at this hospital site. Appreciate your comments mate, Happy Hunting!

  9. Appreciate you taking the time to watch and comment on our video Rex, glad you enjoyed it. We haven’t been back to that site for a few months, have it on our ‘short list’ to do another video up there with our new camera, which will result in a higher quality video. G’day from Australia! Merry Christmas mate and Happy Hunting!

  10. [..YouTube..] Appreciate you taking the time to watch and comment on our video Rex, glad you enjoyed it. We haven’t been back to that site for a few months, have it on our ‘short list’ to do another video up there with our new camera, which will result in a higher quality video. G’day from Australia! Merry Christmas mate and Happy Hunting!

  11. [..YouTube..] @Rex46947
    Appreciate you taking the time to watch and comment on our video Rex, glad you enjoyed it. We haven’t been back to that site for a few months, have it on our ‘short list’ to do another video up there with our new camera, which will result in a higher quality video. G’day from Australia! Merry Christmas mate and Happy Hunting!

  12. Thanks so much for posting this video my Dad (an American from the US) was in New Guinea during WW 2, was wounded and spent some time in a field hospital before being shipped home, your video just gives me some in-site as to what he may have went through and what the conditions were actually like. again many thanks.

  13. [..YouTube..] Thanks so much for posting this video my Dad (an American from the US) was in New Guinea during WW 2, was wounded and spent some time in a field hospital before being shipped home, your video just gives me some in-site as to what he may have went through and what the conditions were actually like. again many thanks.

  14. Thanks for watching the videos Visby, yes it is the end of the ‘dry’ season here now, and some rain would be welcome. Of couse, we always get too much of it and it floods LOL. HH mate and keep the great videos coming.

  15. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching the videos Visby, yes it is the end of the ‘dry’ season here now, and some rain would be welcome. Of couse, we always get too much of it and it floods LOL. HH mate and keep the great videos coming.

  16. [..YouTube..] @Visby87
    Thanks for watching the videos Visby, yes it is the end of the ‘dry’ season here now, and some rain would be welcome. Of couse, we always get too much of it and it floods LOL. HH mate and keep the great videos coming.

  17. [..YouTube..] @Visby87
    Thanks for watching the videos Visby, yes it is the end of the ‘dry’ season here now, and some rain would be welcome. Of couse, we always get too much of it and it floods LOL. HH mate and keep the great videos coming.

  18. Hey man,
    love the video and the info, your research is awsome! This and the mining video belongs on Discovery Channel!!! It looks that you over there never have some rain 😉
    Take care and happy hunting!

  19. [..YouTube..] Hey man,
    love the video and the info, your research is awsome! This and the mining video belongs on Discovery Channel!!! It looks that you over there never have some rain 😉
    Take care and happy hunting!

  20. [..YouTube..] Hey man,
    love the video and the info, your research is awsome! This and the mining video belongs on Discovery Channel!!! It looks that you over there never have some rain 😉
    Take care and happy hunting!

  21. LOL Thanks for watching Ian, now that I have had a few finds Im going to get some string lines together “Janyhooz style” and grid the place properly to curtail my wanderings. Keep it coming with the great field videos mate and HH.

  22. [..YouTube..] LOL Thanks for watching Ian, now that I have had a few finds Im going to get some string lines together “Janyhooz style” and grid the place properly to curtail my wanderings. Keep it coming with the great field videos mate and HH.

  23. [..YouTube..] @Janhyooz
    LOL Thanks for watching Ian, now that I have had a few finds Im going to get some string lines together “Janyhooz style” and grid the place properly to curtail my wanderings. Keep it coming with the great field videos mate and HH.

  24. [..YouTube..] @Janhyooz
    LOL Thanks for watching Ian, now that I have had a few finds Im going to get some string lines together “Janyhooz style” and grid the place properly to curtail my wanderings. Keep it coming with the great field videos mate and HH.

  25. Hi Willo, Great video, mate, lots of history, really enjoyed it, three buttons and a nurses suspender clip in one hole, makes you wonder what went on in that hospital, lol, looking forward to the next one, all the best and HH, Ian.

  26. [..YouTube..] Hi Willo, Great video, mate, lots of history, really enjoyed it, three buttons and a nurses suspender clip in one hole, makes you wonder what went on in that hospital, lol, looking forward to the next one, all the best and HH, Ian.

  27. [..YouTube..] Hi Willo, Great video, mate, lots of history, really enjoyed it, three buttons and a nurses suspender clip in one hole, makes you wonder what went on in that hospital, lol, looking forward to the next one, all the best and HH, Ian.

  28. Thanks for watching and commenting mate, the Infinium is a great machine and real “bang for your buck”, Good luck with it, hope to see you in action. HH mate.

  29. [..YouTube..] @k1ng401
    Thanks for watching and commenting mate, the Infinium is a great machine and real “bang for your buck”, Good luck with it, hope to see you in action. HH mate.

  30. Thanks for watching Magpie307, yep I was stoked to find those relics under those conditions, the Infinium had no problem and ran as smooth as silk in extreme conditions. Happy hunting mate.

  31. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Magpie307, yep I was stoked to find those relics under those conditions, the Infinium had no problem and ran as smooth as silk in extreme conditions. Happy hunting mate.

  32. [..YouTube..] @magpie307
    Thanks for watching Magpie307, yep I was stoked to find those relics under those conditions, the Infinium had no problem and ran as smooth as silk in extreme conditions. Happy hunting mate.

  33. [..YouTube..] @magpie307
    Thanks for watching Magpie307, yep I was stoked to find those relics under those conditions, the Infinium had no problem and ran as smooth as silk in extreme conditions. Happy hunting mate.

  34. Nice bit of history about the camp site, Must have been quite exiting finding those coins and buttons in those conditions with all those hot rocks about. Nice vid and finds. HH matey.

  35. [..YouTube..] Nice bit of history about the camp site, Must have been quite exiting finding those coins and buttons in those conditions with all those hot rocks about. Nice vid and finds. HH matey.

  36. [..YouTube..] Nice bit of history about the camp site, Must have been quite exiting finding those coins and buttons in those conditions with all those hot rocks about. Nice vid and finds. HH matey.

  37. Hey Crampo, thanks for watching and the kind words mate, hope you got some decent pickers from you recent run to the goldfields. First job for the Falcon is to check some rocks I left neatly piled out there near a gum tree, LOL I’ll bring ’em home this time and crush them up. Tossing up whether to take the little rocker box with me but more than likely all the creeks have dried up now. Happy prospecting mate.

  38. [..YouTube..] Hey Crampo, thanks for watching and the kind words mate, hope you got some decent pickers from you recent run to the goldfields. First job for the Falcon is to check some rocks I left neatly piled out there near a gum tree, LOL I’ll bring ’em home this time and crush them up. Tossing up whether to take the little rocker box with me but more than likely all the creeks have dried up now. Happy prospecting mate.

  39. [..YouTube..] @crampoable
    Hey Crampo, thanks for watching and the kind words mate, hope you got some decent pickers from you recent run to the goldfields. First job for the Falcon is to check some rocks I left neatly piled out there near a gum tree, LOL I’ll bring ’em home this time and crush them up. Tossing up whether to take the little rocker box with me but more than likely all the creeks have dried up now. Happy prospecting mate.

  40. [..YouTube..] @crampoable
    Hey Crampo, thanks for watching and the kind words mate, hope you got some decent pickers from you recent run to the goldfields. First job for the Falcon is to check some rocks I left neatly piled out there near a gum tree, LOL I’ll bring ’em home this time and crush them up. Tossing up whether to take the little rocker box with me but more than likely all the creeks have dried up now. Happy prospecting mate.

  41. i agree with rugerguyau you should contact the discovery channel about your outings , theres a lot of people would be very interested in your hobby, & would love to tag along with you. i miss the old leyland brothers.
    another great history lesson & great finds along the way.
    keep them coming cob.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  42. [..YouTube..] i agree with rugerguyau you should contact the discovery channel about your outings , theres a lot of people would be very interested in your hobby, & would love to tag along with you. i miss the old leyland brothers.
    another great history lesson & great finds along the way.
    keep them coming cob.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  43. [..YouTube..] i agree with rugerguyau you should contact the discovery channel about your outings , theres a lot of people would be very interested in your hobby, & would love to tag along with you. i miss the old leyland brothers.
    another great history lesson & great finds along the way.
    keep them coming cob.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  44. Thanks for taking the time to watch on comment on the video. We try to put some history behind our hunts to make them more interesting. Best of luck and HH.

  45. [..YouTube..] @jmwnycprr
    Thanks for taking the time to watch on comment on the video. We try to put some history behind our hunts to make them more interesting. Best of luck and HH.

  46. Cool video mate. interesting stuff. My greatuncle was in the US navy and was captured by the japs was a POW for over a year. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Thanks for watching and commenting PTH, much appreciated, love your hunts too, keep ’em coming mate. Best of luck on your next.

  48. Appreciate you taking the time to comment rugerguyau, I hope that everyone finds the background history before the hunt interesting. I enjoy the research as much as the hunt! Best wishes and HH mate.

  49. [..YouTube..] Appreciate you taking the time to comment rugerguyau, I hope that everyone finds the background history before the hunt interesting. I enjoy the research as much as the hunt! Best wishes and HH mate.

  50. [..YouTube..] @rugerguyau
    Appreciate you taking the time to comment rugerguyau, I hope that everyone finds the background history before the hunt interesting. I enjoy the research as much as the hunt! Best wishes and HH mate.

  51. [..YouTube..] @rugerguyau
    Appreciate you taking the time to comment rugerguyau, I hope that everyone finds the background history before the hunt interesting. I enjoy the research as much as the hunt! Best wishes and HH mate.

  52. Thanks for taking the time to watch Snoopy, much appreciated mate. HH and best of luck on your next school/park/beach outing.

  53. [..YouTube..] @EchucaDigger
    Thanks for watching ED, sorry no 2c pieces but the Halfpennys will do LOL. HH mate, keep at it on those great new sites you’re hunting. Best of luck.

  54. [..YouTube..] @EchucaDigger
    Thanks for watching ED, sorry no 2c pieces but the Halfpennys will do LOL. HH mate, keep at it on those great new sites you’re hunting. Best of luck.

  55. [..YouTube..] @1smokingunz
    Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment, feel free to ship me one of those display cases you knock up LOL. Love the Infinium, only done a few hunts as yet and just realising its power. Ive been a closet Infinium fan for years and finally made the plunge to purchase. Its great value – “Bang for the buck”, and you can dive with it to 200 feet. HH mate, get back to work on the cabinet. LOL.

  56. [..YouTube..] @IrocOn2
    Thanks Iroc, your beautifully crafted comments would at first lead me to believe that you were an English master, not an ‘Axe master’ LOL. Thanks mate appreciate you watching and always enjoy your hunts. HH mate.

  57. [..YouTube..] @1963Willo
    Thanks Willo, appreciate your comments, you own videos are of a high standard and in great ‘spirit’ of the hobby. Cant wait until Justin digs his first Florin! HH mate.

  58. [..YouTube..] @GemQ1
    Thanks for you comments GemQ, most of the places we visit are researched as much as possible so that when we find an artifact, it makes some connection with the history. HH mate.

  59. [..YouTube..] @GrizzlyGroundswell
    Thanks for your comment Chad, glad you found my video entertaining, best of luck on your upcoming treasure quest and hope you have a new E-trac in the stable soon mate. HH.

  60. [..YouTube..] @PlugMartian
    Thanks for watching PlugMartian, yep I enjoyed watching the Diggers giving ’em heaps, hope to do an old airfield soon and work in some R.A.A.F, action! HH mate and best of luck.

  61. [..YouTube..] What a phenomenal video NQ! Great Job with the Infinium, the rewards paid off with those beautiful Commonwealth Forces buttons, as well as the nice pair of George VI Half-Pennies. HH from C.B!

  62. [..YouTube..] Great video as usual NQ! I especially love your historical commentary that always puts the detecting site into perspective. I think you did a good job highlighting the differences between VLF and pulse detectors and the need to use the right detector for the job. Well done and HH and GL!!

  63. [..YouTube..] Excellent hunt, as always I love the time and effort you put into your vids. Always like it when the history is well tied to the artifacts coming out of the ground. Hope you folks can really save that entertainment hut, it’s a real piece of time caught out there in the scrub. BTW mate, I just found my first gold ring, it’s made in Ireland and is stamps .585 or 14K. Will post it as soon as I get back from London along with the rest of the hunt. HH Doug

  64. [..YouTube..] Fantastic vid mate! Well put together with great info and some nice finds. Rely enjoyed the old footage of the Ausie boys givin ’em hell. Sad to see that rail line fall into disuse. Too much of that going around these days. HH

  65. [..YouTube..] An epic. Enjoyed the doco at the front and your commentary about the site.
    The coins, buttons and “suspender” clip were fascinating to see.
    Very enjoyable to watch.