Crawley Baths

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Crawley Baths c.1920-1929

Crawley Baths was a public swimming facility, in Matilda Bay, near Crawley, Western Australia along Mounts Bay Road. The timber structure was opened on 7 February 1914.[1] The opening ceremony was conducted by Premier John Scaddan and included a swimming carnival and life saving displays.[2]

The baths were the largest enclosed body of water in the southern hemisphere and were an important recreational facility in Perth for fifty years.[2] They were demolished in 1964 after Beatty Park was built for the 1962 Commonwealth Games.

A bronze statue Eliza commemorates the baths and stands in the river near its former location.

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  1. ^ "Bathing". State Library of Western Australia - Swan River Stories. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Crawley Baths Art project Development proposal". City of Perth. 2 September 2006. 

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Coordinates: 31°58′21″S 115°49′48″E / 31.9726°S 115.83°E / -31.9726; 115.83