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Tile tales : the stories behind the names on the tiles on the external front wall of the Port Macquarie Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool / [foreword by] Keith C Uptin OAM ; [preface by] Yvonne Toomey.
Call No: B5/90/148
Author: Uptin, Keith C., writer of foreword. ; Toomey, Yvonne, writer of preface. ; Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society issuing body. ;
Publisher: Port Macquarie, N.S.W. : Port Macquarie & Districts Family History Society Inc. 2018
Subject: Port Macquarie Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool (N.S.W.) ; Community life - New South Wales - Port Macquarie. ; Monuments - New South Wales - Port Macquarie. ; Art, Municipal - New South Wales - Port Macquarie. ; History. ; Family history, tracing ancestors. ; Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) Genealogy. ; Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) Biography. ; Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) - History. ; Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) - Social life and customs. ; Australia Biography. ; Biographies. ; New South Wales - biography, collections ; Australia - New South Wales ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: xxvi, 722 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.
Notes: There is an index to the tiles on the Port Macquarie & District Family History Society Inc website: https://www.pmdfhs.org.au/files/Tile-Tales-Index-for-website.pdf
Includes bibliographic references (page 674) and index.
Public Note: Purchase
Summary: In 1965, ceramic tiles were sold to support Rotary in raising money towards the building of the Amenities Block for the new Port Macquarie Memorial Swimming Pool in Gordon Street. Each tile was sold for 5 ($10) and were bought by residents, business representatives and owners, Service and Sporting Clubs, and even visitors to Port Macquarie. They were made into a mosaic and put on the outside wall of the Amenities Block, facing Gordon Street.
There are 493 tiles in total. From those, 375 individual stories have been written about local pioneering families, modern families, local trades, businesses (past and present), sporting groups and local icons. It covers many areas of Australia with the common link being Port Macquarie. The stories encapsulate the social history of Port Macquarie at the time.
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