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Can you date this photograph? [Junee]

We’re back from a break!

Let’s try to keep that summer holiday feeling with a picture of Junee swimming pool bustling with swimmers and onlookers!

There are quite a few clues to the date of this photo.

Can you date this photograph?

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We have many other undated photographs in Photo Investigator and on our Flickr account. If you know the dates or any other interesting facts about these images please let us know.

  • Debbie says:

    Is it too early to say happy birthday? :o)

    Is this the opening of the “baths”, Wed 16 Feb 1938? There are a lot of well dressed people watching people just have fun in the pool. There are people diving but if it was a competition the pool would be clear of the public. The bathing costumes fit this time too.

    JUNEE.-The Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Main) yesterday opened the Junee swimming-baths, which cost £12,000. Mrs. Payne, of St. Kilda, wife of Mr. N. Payne, manager, made the first dive, which was the signal for the public to enter the pool.
    The Argus Thu 17 Feb 1938 pg 10
    //trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/11149303

    There are lots of articles on TROVE re the Junee swimming baths. Seems there was also a huge council dispute as to where it should go too! Today the pool has become a Rec Centre.

    The building in the distant background is the Locomotive Hotel on Hill Street – a lot older than the pool.

    February 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm
  • Anna Gray says:

    Thanks Debbie – excellent deducing – that could well explain the large numebr of well dressed non-bathers at the pool! Great start – that at least gives us a “later than” date.

    February 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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