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Harbour swimming at Manly:

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Title: Harbour swimming at Manly

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Date: 1960
Content creator: National Archives of Australia
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Keywords: Recreation, swimming, harbour, beach
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau
Reference: A1500, K5186

Harbour Swimming Pool, Manly, NSW

Learning content

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly, New South Wales, in January 1960. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. The bureau promoted the Australian lifestyle and Australian events overseas, particularly to intending post-war migrants. The photograph is part of a collection of photographs in the National Archives' online showcase, Summers Past-Golden days in the sun 1950-1970.

Educational value

The National Archives has highlighted a collection of interesting photographs and documents in its online showcase, Summers Past. Here are some ideas to get you started on locating these and other items:

  • Discover more about recreation on Vrroom
  • Find information about recreation in Australia as seen in Summers Past
  • Search the RecordSearch and PhotoSearch online databases for items relating to recreational activities in Australia in 1960
  • Explore other aspects of Australian life through the National Archives' Snapshots of the collection

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