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10-October-2018
10-October-2018

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

The swimming pool was erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Roberts & Dandaragan Streets, Moora, 6510
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.638984
Long: 116.005382
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Link:http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th November, 1962
Front Inscription

Moora & District War Memorial Swimming Pool

Plaque :

This pool was opened by the Hon. David Brand M.L.A.  Premier of Western Australia

November 10th 1962

 

Right Side Inscription

Moora Memorial Swimming Pool
Charter project of the Moora Apex Club

In the late 1950`s at the site of the old Junior / High School, it was decided to build a swimming pool, a memorial to the fallen soldiers of WWII at a cost of 60,000 pounds.  Government would grant 20,000 pounds, the Shire would raise a loan of 30,000 pounds and the community should raise 10,000 pounds.  In 1960 the newly formed Apex Club began a public campaign to stimulate the community to raise funds as follows :
1.  Working people contributed from their pay packets.
2.  Contributions from local businesses.
3.  Penny piles.
4.  Cropping 90 acres of oats on Fergusons Farm.
5.  Local farmers each donated 10 bags of wheat collected by Apex members and 2000 pounds donated by the Joyce family.

Referendum : Objections to the Shire loaning 30,000 pounds required a community referendum with a 100% voter turnout.  Apex members canvassed the town, even transporting voters to the voting booth.  Finally 8000 pounds was raised, the Shire was asked to start building the pool and Apex committed to undertake 2000 pounds worth of works around the pool.  Fencing, lawn planting, landscaping and the building of shelters completed this project.

Apex members involved in this project :
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Source: MA,HWA
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