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Casino War Memorial Pool

Casino War Memorial Pool
Casino War Memorial Pool plaque
Casino War Memorial Pool facade
Casino War Memorial Pool facade
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Description / Background

A Casino Memorial Swimming Baths Fund was formed in January 1944 and many community organisations then took part in fundraising. At a special meeting held in November 1945, the Casino Municipal Council "carried a resolution to proceed with the construction of war memorial baths as soon as the Baths Committee have £8,00 [sic] in hand. This means that the council will have to find £12,000" (Tweed Daily, 29 November 1945). However, the Council also decided to make some preliminary preparations for the pool's construction. In the same month, the committee set a target of £12,000 to be raised by the end of June 1946. In April 1946, the Casino Patriotic Fund allotted £1,200 to the Baths Fund.

His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester, turned the first sod of the baths at Memorial Park on Friday 18 October 1946. In September 1947, the mayor reported the pool was to be dedicated to those who fell during the past war as well as being a public amenity.

The consulting architect was N. K. R. Malcolm of Sydney. Tenders for construction of the pool were called in September 1950, and for the installation of electrical lighting in May 1952 to close on 6 June.

The pool was officially opened on Saturday, 25 October 1952 by the Governor, Lt.-General Sir John Northcott.



Casino War Memorial Pool


Casino War Memorial Pool

officially opened by

His Excellency, the Governor of New South Wales

Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott

K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O.

25th October, 1952.

R. W. Manyweathers


W. J. Green & Son.


A. R. Samut

Town Clerk

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84 Centre Street
Casino NSW 2470
Local Government Area
Richmond Valley Council
Memorial type
Swimming pool/swimming centre
Recorded by
Graham Wilson. Mike Freney.
Year of construction
Dedication date
25 October 1952
Second World War, 1939–45