Our society is working on a project to gather family histories, business histories and copies of photographs to complement the names on the wall of the Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool in Port Macquarie.
The aim of this project is to record the background of as many families as possible who were involved with the fund raising which helped build the amenities block at the swimming pool. The pool was officially opened in 1966.
The face of Port Macquarie has changed considerably over the past 45 years and some history has been lost forever. Many families have since moved away, or have passed on, and there is limited written information to be found about their lives or achievements in the local area. A number of businesses and motels have also disappeared and are now replaced with high-rise, so it is important to record past information for future generations.
Society member, Clive Smith, is proud of his family tile labelled "The Tamaringa Smiths". "Tamaringa" was the name of the family farm in Granite Street and the tile was donated by his parents.
Many prominent family names; Uptin, Rosenbaum, Radley, Byrnes, Turnham and Hutchison have already submitted stories and photographs, but there is still a long way to go. Can you help piece together this part of our history?
Please contact: Project Manager, Mrs Yvonne Toomey, PO Box 9206, Lighthouse Beach NSW 2444 or call (02) 6582 7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org