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The Shire of Johnstone Memorial Baths commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two.

On July 24th 1950, before the Johnstone Shire Council closed a special meeting an inspection was made of Memorial Park to select a site for the erection of town baths, and it was subsequently decided to build the pool on the north-east corner of the reserve, parallel to Ernest Street. On the motion of Cr. W. C. Ah Shay it was decided that the pool would be dedicated as a memorial swimming pool, of utilitarian value, to the memory of those soldiers who gave their lives in the 1939-45 war.
Cairns Post , 27th July 1950.

Johnstone Shire Council has just about completed preliminary arrangements for the construction of swimming baths in Innisfail.  Original site proposed in Memorial Park has been abandoned for a new one on the Esplanade, facing the South Johnstone River. With the planting of suitable shrubs it is believed baths can be made a show place.The baths, which will be of Olympic standard, are estimated to cost £54,000.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, 21st July 1953



Address:McGowan Drive, Innisfail, 4860
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.527123
Long: 146.030045
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Designer:Goodsir & Carlyle (architects)


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Memorial Baths
Source: MA,SKP
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