I'm slowly trying to put together a little history on the Olinda pool,
to better understand the social environment that existed in the
Dandenongs in the 1960s.
I know that the pool came about following fund raising and community
discussions mainly organised by the Dandenongs Fire Prevention
Committee, a group set up after the devastating bushfires of January
1962. At one time, hills resident Roy Boulter was chairman of the
committee. Further info on Roy Boulter would be most welcome.
Would anybody know the names of any other office bearers? Do any readers
recall the public meetings? Would any readers care to share photographs
of the Olinda Pool not necessarily from the mid 60s but from any era?
The Olinda Pool was officially opened in late December 1964, so it has a
50th anniversary coming up. The Yarra Yanges council keep trying to
close it down, so far residents have managed to prevent this - but for
how much longer I wonder? Will the Olinda Pool still be operating in 2
and a half years?
If you have any pictures or stories please share them.
There are some news clippings available at this facebook site:
where I guess you could post your pictures.