Gallipoli: Journals of War

Earlier this year we visited Te Papa Museum in Wellington and was captivated by the stories in the Gallipoli: The scale of War exhibition. The exhibition brought the stories of the New Zealanders who found themselves in a whole new world that they could never have expected as they landed on the beach in World…

Newcastle Ocean Baths

According to records, the Newcastle Ocean Baths were officially opened in November 1922. However, construction started many years earlier, in 1910, and it was 1912 when the first swimmers dived in. Many generations have enjoyed the open space and fresh ocean water that hides behind the art deco facade and stepped concrete seating. The facility…

Merewether Baths – Swim in Nature

Opening in 1935, the Merewether Ocean Baths in Newcastle is an iconic part of living in Newcastle. It is a place that people come to congregate with friends and family to enjoy time together. Recently, Newcastle City Council undertook a remediation project to ensure the iconic place of gathering and leisure remains with us well…