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Council facilities: Waimate swimming baths, 1908 (3rd of 4)

Council facilities: Waimate swimming baths, 1908

Waimate Mayor John Manchester bravely stood on the diving board to officially open the town's new public swimming baths in 1908. Borough councillors can be seen behind him. One is said to have been pushed into the water fully clothed by a member of the public.

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Waimate District and Historical Society Archives
Reference: 2002-1026-00329

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/35388/council-facilities-waimate-swimming-baths-1908 (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015