Saturday, March 26, 2011

Swim into history at Australia's heritage pools

A story I wrote on some of Australia's heritage pools entitled 'Treasured pearls of the past' is in the travel section of The Weekend Australian, 26-27 March, 2011.


The featured pools are Manuka Pool, Canberra, Spring Hill Baths, Brisbane, Tobruk Memorial Baths, Townsville, Wylie's Baths, Coogee, Newcastle Ocean Baths, Dawn Fraser Baths, Balmain, North Sydney Pool, Melbourne City Baths, Edithburgh Tidal Pool on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula, Fonty's Pool, Manjimup, WA and Anastasia's Pool at Gantheaume Point near Broome.

As I say in the story: "... these pearls of the past are full of history, character, artistry and atmosphere. They are living illustrations of the changing fashions of architecture and design.


"They also tell stories about the evolving role of pools in Australian society, from an early focus on hygiene and health, to sport, recreation and pleasure.

"Not all have survived the test of time but where they have they are much-loved and treasured."

7 comments:

  1. Hi Therese,
    Really like your blog - I work for an advertising agency in Sydney and am working on something that you may be able to help with. Would it be OK for me to give you a call at some stage? It would be great to get some advice regarding public pools in Australia...
    Cheers!
    James

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  2. Thanks James - I have sent you an email. Cheers Therese

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  4. They should use the Ozone Swim Pool Purification Systems in those pools to look after the pool and swimmers.

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  5. They should use the Ozone Swim Pool Purification Systems in those pools to look after the pool and swimmers.

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