The unsealed Emergency Airstrip was built by the Royal Australian Airforce for the 2nd World War. The airstrip was quite small, only 3800 feet in length and 150 feet wide.
1952 TOMAGO AIRSTRIP CIRCUIT
The Tomago Circuit was a one mile track that ran up and down the airstrip at the Hunter River end and ran from 1952 through to 1954, Only four race meetings were ever held at the circuit.
1953 TOMAGO AIRSTRIP MOTORCYCLE RACING
1966 AGE NEWSPAPER REPORTED
RAAF pilot glides disabled jet onto Bush Strip
Sydney: A Jet fighter pilot yesterday saved a two million dollar Mirage when he brought it down without power on an abandoned bush lined air strip near Williamtown. He was Flight Lieutenant Glen G Cooper, 28. of Kotara, a member of the 75 Squadron at Williamtown RAAF Base.
Flight Lieutenant Cooper could have used his ejection seat to bail out of the powerless plane after a flame out of the engine, But he was afraid the ditched plane would land on a farmhouse or a populated area, He decided to stay with the fast falling plane and brought it down on a restricted area of the old Tamago Airstrip.