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.
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
Barraba Swimming Pool
The Minister for Public Works
The Hon. P. N. Ryan M.L.A.
on 14th November 1964.
R. T. McDouall
S. A. Hancock
Pres. Bath Committee.
G. W. Matterson
P. M. Horniman
Designed & constructed by
Barraba Shire Council.
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