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Listed under:  Society  >  Culture  >  Recreation  >  Recreational facilities  >  Swimming pools
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Janet Dominiewski and her children with backyard wading pool, Glenroy, 1961

This is a colour photograph of Janet Dominiewski and her children - Michele (aged 4 years), Peter (3) and Joanne (1) - with their canvas wading pool in the backyard of their family home in Glenroy, Melbourne, in 1961. Two of the children sit in the pool, one holding an inflatable ball and one wearing an inflatable tube, ...

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Free family children and friends playing in an above-ground pool, Gladstone Park, 1976

This is a colour photograph of the Free family children and friends in the family 'Clarke above-ground' pool, in the backyard of their family home in Gladstone Park, on 23 November 1976. A castor oil tree is situated behind the pool and also visible is a fence and a neighbour's house. One of the children is wearing a snorkelling ...

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Nigel and Andrew Bondfield in backyard wading pool, Blackburn, 1981

This is a colour photograph of two boys, Nigel and Andrew Bondfield, sitting in a solid plastic wading pool in the backyard of their family home in Blackburn, Melbourne, in 1981. The boys are both wearing tops. Their family garden, featuring tomato plants in pots, a compost bin and a vegetable patch, is visible in the background. ...

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Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky in wading pool in bare backyard, Gladstone Park, 1972

This is a colour photograph of three children - Darren Free, and Paul and Elizabeth McClusky - playing in a blue plastic wading pool in the Free family backyard in Gladstone Park, Melbourne, in 1972. One boy is holding a brightly coloured ball and another holds a plastic toy penguin. In front of a pool a couple of towels ...

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Judy Schlesinger and friends in backyard wading pool, Kew, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of Judy Schlesinger, Vivien (surname unknown) and an unknown boy in a rectangular canvas wading pool in the backyard of the Schlesinger's family home in Kew, Melbourne, in 1954. A couple of other young children can be seen at the edge of the photograph. The garden behind the children ...

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Ellerbock family children and friend in backyard wading pool, Ringwood East, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph of the Ellerbock family children and a family friend posing in a circular wading pool in the Ellerbock family backyard at Ringwood East, Melbourne, in 1965. Some of the children are wearing shorts and short-sleeved tops and two are wearing bathers. Behind them stands a ramshackle shed ...

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Allan Free and sons in above-ground backyard pool, Gladstone Park, 1972

This is a colour photograph of Allan Free and his sons Darren and Wayne in their 'Clarke' above-ground pool in the backyard of their suburban family home at Gladstone Park, Melbourne, in 1972. One of the boys is floating with the aid of a plain black rubber tube, while the younger one is surrounded by a green patterned ...

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Bernadette Liddell and Janice Nichols in diving position in backyard wading pool, Bentleigh East, 1969

This is a black-and-white photograph of two girls, Bernadette and Jennie Liddell, playing in their canvas wading pool with neighbour Janice Nichols, in the backyard of their home in Bentleigh East, Melbourne, in 1969. Bernadette and Janice are on mock starting blocks, pretending they are ready to dive into the pool, while ...

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Papanastasiou family playing in backyard wading pool, Yarraville, December 1980

This is a colour photograph of the Papanastasiou family playing in a blue plastic wading pool in the backyard of their family home at Yarraville, Melbourne, in December 1980. Three children of various ages can be seen playing in the small pool, along with a baby who is being held up by a woman, possibly their grandmother. ...

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Ellerbock family and friends at Croydon swimming pool, 1964

This colour photograph features the Ellerbock family and friends in swimming costumes at Croydon Swimming Pool, 1964. It was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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James and Peter Clough playing with water, Brighton East, 1976

This colour photograph features James and Peter Clough playing with water in their backyard at Brighton East, 1976. One brother is sitting in a tub of water while the other is carrying a hose.

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Boys diving at the Olympic pool, Richmond, 1939

This black-and-white photograph shows boys practising diving at the Olympic pool in Richmond in 1939. It was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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Michael Lhuede in canvas wading pool, Port Melbourne, 1972

This black-and-white photograph features 3-year-old Michael Lhuede playing in a green canvas wading pool in the backyard of his Port Melbourne family home in 1972.

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Nigel Bondfield in Nunawading swimming pool, c1982

This colour photograph features 8-year-old Nigel Bondfield at the Nunawading Swimming Pool in about 1982. It was collected as part of Museum Victoria's Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006.

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John and Helen Booth with wading pool, East Doncaster, 1965

This black-and-white photograph features two children, John and Helen Booth, in a wading pool outside their East Doncaster house in February 1965.

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'Teaching children to play', 1943 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a 1943 black-and-white Cinesound Review newsreel about vacation play centres in Australia. The soundtrack consists of a jaunty musical background and a voice-over commentary. The excerpt opens with an establishing shot looking down on children in the swimming pool of the King's School, Parramatta. ...