Archive - April 2017

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Friday morning at picturesque Petersham Pool
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Saluting John Clarke, sadly no longer telling jokes and swimming laps
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Tiles, curves and schoolgirls and the last days of Parramatta Pool

Friday morning at picturesque Petersham Pool

Saluting John Clarke, sadly no longer telling jokes and swimming laps

When I heard the sad news that comedian John Clarke had died, and read how he loved to be in nature, to bushwalk and photograph birds, I remembered he was a swimmer too. He’d been part of the Save Fitzroy Pool campaign back in 1994 and when I dug around in a file I found[…]

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Tiles, curves and schoolgirls and the last days of Parramatta Pool

Since I visited Parramatta War Memorial Pool last week and it closed forever on 31 March, I have been thinking about what was unique and special about this almost 58-year-old place. First of all it was the tiles – beautiful, late 1950s, diamond-shaped ceramic tiles in the original wading pool. Small spearmint and purple-grey squares in[…]

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