Thursday, September 30, 2010


Wonderful imagery both visual and mental of the importance of the Canberra "swimming pool" to the community with particular reference to the war years 1939-1945...

"Pools hold more than water, often expressing new hopes for new generations... Manuka Pool, Canberra's first public swimming baths is utilized here as a 'memory holder' for stories from WWII, reflections on life in early Canberra & as a holding place for explorations of remembrance and peace. As a meeting point for personal and social history, the pool offers a poigant reminder of the connection between generations & the fragility of Peace".

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