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The sculpture commemorates Crawley Baths, which was Perth's prime competition and recreational swimming venue from 1914 to 1964. 

The Crawley Baths, opened in 1914 and was demolished in 1964 when Beatty Park was built for the Commonwealth Games, was the largest enclosed body of water in the Southern Hemisphere and proved a glorious recreational hub for the Western Australian community within the City of Perth. An important meeting place for the local community, the original Crawley Baths featured 106 dressing boxes, two pontoons, spring boards and a moveable grandstand where generations of West Australian children learnt to swim.


Address:Mount Bays Road, Swan River, Crawley, 6009
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.9725
Long: 115.827778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:1964
Artist:Tony Jones & Ben Jones


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th October, 2007
Front Inscription

Plaque :


Created by Tony and Ben Jones

Unveiled on Monday 15 October 2007 by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor Dr. Peter Nattrass

To commemorate Crawley Baths 

Perth`s prime competition and recreational swimming venue from 1914 - 1964

Source: MA
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