Archive - January 2011

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Manuka Pool celebrates 80 summers
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An Australia Day dip at Petersham Pool
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Moruya’s War Memorial Swimming Pool
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Peaceful Petersham Park Pool

Manuka Pool celebrates 80 summers

Last Friday night, Manuka Pool, Canberra’s first public swimming pool, celebrated its 80th birthday. Friends of the heritage-listed pool were entertained by a ukulele band, acrobats and swing dancing as they picnicked in the garden. Others spent the night in the pool, enjoying a dip at dusk. As old photos were projected onto the wall[…]

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An Australia Day dip at Petersham Pool

  A morning dip at our local pool was a nice way to start Australia Day. In the water I met the very tanned Joe, appropriately attired for a swim on 26 January. It’s a pretty relaxed place – Petersham Park Pool or I should say the Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre as it is officially called. It was[…]

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Moruya’s War Memorial Swimming Pool

On our recent travels down the NSW South Coast I revisited the Moruya War Memorial Swimming Pool. Like many pools built across Australia post World War II, this pool was named in honour of those who served in the war. Located next to a park and by the Moruya River, it was officially opened on 13 February 1965.  Back[…]

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Peaceful Petersham Park Pool

Yesterday morning when I went for a walk around the lovely Petersham Park I looked in on the pool. What I discovered was a very peaceful scene of about seven swimmers slowly lapping up and down the 33-metre pool. With my regular swimming spot – Leichhardt Pool – crowded with holiday-makers at this time of year,[…]

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