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22-January-2020
22-January-2020

Photographs supplied by Henry Moulds

The pool commemorates those who served in World War Two.

In March 1958 a meeting was called by the Chamber of Commerce to consider the construction of a swimming pool. There was concern about the number of drownings in local streams and it was thought there ought to be a place where children could be taught to swim. The Servicemen's Club advanced a loan of £5,400 which, with the money already collected, was sufficient to begin construction in September 1963. It was opened for use in January 1965 and dedicated as a memorial to all who served in the 1939-1945 war on 5 February 1966.  The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Hon. P.H. Morton.

Location

Address:7-9 Park Lane, Braidwood, 2622
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.441359
Long: 149.800836
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th February, 1966
Front Inscription

BRAIDWOOD MEMORIAL SWIMMING POOL

Plaque 1:
Tallaganda Shire Council

This Pool Was Officially
Opened To The Public By
Hon. P.H. Morton, M.L.A.
Minister For Local Government & Highways
5th February, 1966
J.L. Garvey, President

Plaque:
This Pool And Facilities Have Been
Erected By The Tallaganda Shire
Council With Monies Provided By
Local Citizens As A Memorial
To Those Who Served In World War
          1939-45

Source: MA,SKP, NRWM
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