Opening of swimming baths; Unknown; 1908; P329

Name/Title

Opening of swimming baths

About this object

The first swimming baths in Waimate were erected in Paul Street and opened in February 1908 by the Mayor, Mr John Manchester. All councillors were present for this important occasion. Story has it that a member of the public crept up on one of the councillors and pushed him in fully clothed. After a short time order was restored and the ceremony continued.

Place Made

New Zealand

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

1908

Subject and Association Description

Photograph depicts opening of Waimate swimming baths in February 1908. Mayor Mr John Manchester, councillors and residents present.

Object Type

Photograph

Medium and Materials

photographic print

Named Collection

Photograph Collection

Object number

P329

Rights

Public Domain Public Domain

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baths
mayor
swimming
timaru mayor
Waimate

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