Barraba War Memorial Swimming Centre

Barraba War Memorial Swimming CentreMemorial board within the swimming centre foyer'Opened by' plaque
Description

In the 1960s the NSW Government set out to establish some sixty war memorial swimming pools. War Memorial Pool Committees were established and with support of local councils, members of the local town and district and the state government, the pools were constructed.

The Barraba Baths was dedicated by Major-General Dougherty on 14 November 1964 as a war memorial and on the same day, the Minister for Public Works the Hon. P.N. Ryan. opened it.

The complex was designed and constructed by Barraba Shire Council.

 

Inscription

Facade sign

BARRABA WAR MEMORIAL Swimming Centre

Memorial board within the swimming centre foyer

THESE BATHS WERE ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
BARRABA EX-SERVICES MEN AND WOMEN
WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES 
IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
LEST WE FORGET
Dedicated as a War Memorial
... ON 14th November 1964 ...
by Major-General I. N. DOUGHERTY, C.B.E., D.S.O., E.D.
THIS POOL HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE
THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF
THE PEOPLE OF BARRABA AND DISTRICT

Plaque

Barraba Swimming Pool
Opened By
The Minister for Public Works
The Hon. P. N. Ryan M.L.A.
on 14th November 1964.

R. T. McDouall
Shire President. 

S. A. Hancock
Pres. Bath Committee.

G. W. Matterson
Shire Clerk.

P. M. Horniman
Shire Engineer.

Designed & constructed by
Barraba Shire Council.

Address
Queen Street
Savoy Street
Barraba NSW 2347
Location/surrounding area
Barraba War Memorial Swimming Centre
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1963-1964
Dedication date
14/11/1964
Conflict/s
All wars

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