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The Barraba Baths complex was designed and constructed by Barraba Shire Council. It was dedicated as a war memorial on 14 November 1964 by Major-General Dougherty and opened the same day by the Minister for Public Works, the Hon. P.N. Ryan.
In the 1960s, the NSW Government set out to establish some 60 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.
BARRABA WAR MEMORIAL SWIMMING CENTRE
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
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.