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

Council facilities: Waimate swimming baths, 1908

Waimate Borough Council's mayor John Manchester bravely went out to the end of the diving board to officially open the town's new public swimming baths in 1908. The other 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 19 April 2019)

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