Camden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool

Camden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool, entranceCamden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool, entrance wallCamden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool, close-up of wallCamden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool, close-up of plaque
Description

A bronze board/plaque placed on the wall of the Camden War Memorial Swimming Pool centre. Its lettering is made from lead and metal, the colour of bronze. On the left-hand side of the plaque, there are three crests representing the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Imperial Force and lastly the Royal Australian Air Force.

Below the plaque is the name of the centre, in lettering made of lead and painted white.

Albert Baker came up with the idea to build the swimming pool centre in 1946. The mayor of Camden, Alderman Cruikshank, led a public meeting with the intention of proposing a Camden pool. An industry representative gave figures for the cost, ranging from £4,700 to £12,400. Unlike nine years earlier, this time the proposal was met with unanimous support. It would be another nine years before the pool was completed.

Materials
  • Brick
  • Bronze
  • Concrete
Inscription

Entrance wall:

CAMDEN & DISTRICT
WAR MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL

 

Plaque:

CAMDEN AND DISTRICT
WAR MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL

DEDICATED TO THE HONOUR
OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN
OF THIS DISTRICT WHO
SERVED IN DEFENCE OF
THEIR COUNTRY

Address
Camden and District War Memorial Swimming Pool
Mitchell St
Camden NSW 2570
Local Government Area
  • Camden Council
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Swimming pool/swimming centre
Recorded by
Tiana200314
Established date
01/01/1946
Established Date format: 
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Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • All conflicts

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