Friday, June 5

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Mayfield Swimming Pool opening 1966
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Mayfield Swimming Pool opening 1966

  Mayfield Pool - BHP's Gift to City - Officially opened Saturday 12/11/66 @ 2.30pm. Distinguished guests are from L - R; Seated behind speaker is Alderman Mr Frank Purdue; Sir Ian McLennan Chief General Manager of BHP; Lord Mayor D G McDougall & Mr R Coulton General Manager BHP; At time of opening admission fees were 30c per adult; 5c per child; Cost approx. $160K to construct; Holds 300,000 gallons of water; 165' long; 50' wide.  
Corporation Baths
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Corporation Baths

The site of the City Arcade between Hunter and Newcomen Streets has historical significance as an early source of fresh water for the Newcastle community. It is also significant as the site of the Corporation Baths and the city's first shopping arcade, which retains many of its original features. Corporation Baths 1891 - photo from the Ralph Snowball Collection, University of Newcastle Cultural Collections Corporation Baths 1891 - photo from the Ralph Snowball Collection, University of Newcastle Cultural Collections Corporation Baths 1891 - photo from the Ralph Snowball Collection, University of Newcastle Cultural Collections Corporation Baths - Photo by Belinda Howden Mural outside the arcade which is now built over the Corporation Baths 26 June, 2012 10:02AM AEST H...
Victoria Theatre
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Victoria Theatre

Victoria Theatre - ABC Newcastle article by Carol Duncan Built in the 1870's, the Victoria Theatre on Perkins Street in Newcastle is the oldest theatre still standing in NSW. It's also home to the largest and earliest surviving fly tower in Australia. Now closed to the public, what remains inside of what was once one of the most significant theatres in Australia? Photo by Peter BowerPhoto by Peter BowerPhoto by Peter BowerPhoto by Peter BowerPhoto by Peter Bower The Victoria Theatre in Newcastle is the state's oldest surviving theatre, and home to a rich cultural history. The Perkins Street building currently stands unused, but in its time it rivalled the biggest and best theatres in the country. Originally opened in 1876, it still holds great heritage significance because of the...