Location 433
Location #433 - First School Swimming Pool
Map 8



Lower Smith's Gully


Location #433 - First School Swimming Pool Lower Smith's Gully, Smith's Creek, east of the school ground. Part of location #310.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Clay, Carrick gravel, with concrete edging.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1923 Bannockburn school Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3399 pre 1923 The school children would swim in Crabbe's Dam. Prior to 1923, the school children would swim in Crabbe's Dam (location #176) on Deep Lead Terrace. This was before the school committee decided to construct a swimming pool.
3400 1923 Construction of the pool. The school teacher, Mr B F Simonsen suggested to the school committee that the pupils should be taught to swim. It was decided to construct a school swimming pool. To the east of the school grounds was a swampy area of Smith's Creek. This was location #310, the site where a large hole had been dug to construct the Smith's Creek and Bannockburn Deep Lead Dredging Company's dredge in 1900. The committee had the area tidied up and had concrete walls constructed on the eastern and southern sides. The pool was filled with water from Smith's Creek. The pupils were instructed in the art of swimming in this first pool.
3401 1933 General notes. Willow trees were planted around the school pool. However, the first pool was not a great success as it was difficult to keep the pool full of water due to seepage.
3402 1941 It was decided to build a new swimming pool. It was decided to build a new, all concrete swimming pool. See location #428.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1171 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2005 Third School Pool - location #436 View Image
1955 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin 1942 Bannockburn School - looking south. Opening of second swimming pool. View Image
2390 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 1923 First Swimming Pool - Bannockburn School (location #433) View Image