Tenterfield War Memorial Baths

Tenterfield War Memorial Baths frontTenterfield War Memorial Baths left plaqueTenterfield War Memorial Baths right plaque
Description

The Tenterfield War Memorial Baths are "dedicated to all those who served Australia at war".

By December 1951, the existing baths were in poor condition. Action was taken for new baths and the Northern Star on 10 November 1952 reported the outlined plans for the construction of a modern swimming pool. A sub-committee had been formed at an earlier public meeting and presented a report to a public meeting held that month. The Municipal Council was to be asked to contact the Local Government Department for an official to visit and the sub-committee requested the pool be constructed as a war memorial. 

The Manilla Express on 5 December 1952 reported the Tenterfield baths committee hoped to build a swimming pool for £30,000. The War Memorial Pool was constructed by the Municipal Council assisted by the Committee. On 27 November 1965 the pool was opened by the Hon. Davis Hughes, MLA, Minister for Public Works. 

Inscription

Front façade

WAR
MEMORIAL
BATHS

Left side plaque

TENTERFIELD MEMORIAL BATHS

These memorial baths were erected by
the citizens of Tenterfield and District
and are dedicated to all those
who served Australia at war

"LEST WE FORGET"

Right side plaque

TENTERFIELD MEMORIAL BATHS
These baths were constructed by
THE TENTERFIELD MUNICIPAL COUNCIL,
generously assisted by
the Tenterfield & District War Memorial Baths Committee,
and were officially opened on 27th November, 1965
by the Hon. DAVIS HUGHES, M.L.A.
Minister for Public Works

A.P. Forrest, J.P. Mayor

F.J. Dodd, A.M.I.E. Consultg. Engineer

T.M. Landers, F.I.M.A. F.L.C.A. Town Clerk

C.H. Webster, F.A.I.H.S. Planning & Buildg. Supervisor

Address
Cnr Rouse and Petrie Streets
Tenterfield NSW 2372
Local Government Area
  • Tenterfield Shire
Setting
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Swimming pool/swimming centre
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1965
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0][value]; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
11/27/1965
Dedication date
27 November 1965
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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