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The War Memorial Olympic Pool was erected in memory of those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

In a recent week-end a working bee ploughed 240 acres of land in readiness for sowing with wheat in a major effort to raise funds for the Narromine War Memorial Olympic Baths. This now makes more than 500 acres of land ploughed. The committee is looking for a further 200 acres to achieve this year's target for the season's sowing. Voluntary labor is available for all work up to the harvesting stage. This is really an excellent example of a community effort and we wish Narromine well with the Pool fund.
Western Herald (Bourke, NSW), 12 February 1960.

The residents of Narromine will not be able to swim in their new War Memorial Pool this season. The Town Clerk has stated the Pool, which he now estimated will cost £51,500, will not be completed before April. The final estimated cost of £51,500 does not include the entrance building. The official opening date has yet to be decided.
Western Herald (Bourke, NSW), 1 February 1963.


Address:Burroway Street (Newell Highway) , Narromine, 2821
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.233889
Long: 148.242222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th October, 1963
Front Inscription

Narromine War Memorial Olympic Pool 

Narromine Memorial Pool 

Erected by the citizens of Narromine and District

These baths are dedicated to those men and women who served in the defence of their country

5th October, 1963.

Lest We Forget


Narromine Municipal Council

This tablet commemorates the official opening of the Narromine Swimmung Pool by Neville R. Barlow Esq. 
Chairman, Narromine War Memorial Baths Committee
5th October, 1963.

K.R McLachlan, M.B.B.S.  N.W.R. Payten
Mayor                                 Town Clerk

Members of Committee
S.A. Allen              S.R. Barlow             D.O. Bartlett
A.F. Beutler           J.W. Bourchier         J.H. Burgess
J.D. Cook              R.M. Crawford         R.D. Doolan
M.H. McCoy          A.H. McCutcheon    T.H. McKinnon
K.R.McLachlan     R.M. Mack               R.K. Maynard
K.L. Morris            T.E. Naughton          N.W. R. Payten
R.Reynolds           O.W. Riley               G.V. Sampson
F.S. Sheridan        G.T. Tapp


Source: SKP, MA
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