History of Lameroo Beach baths, Darwin

On Larrakia land, near a freshwater spring, a pool was once open to anyone "except full-blooded Aboriginals [sic], who shall not be allowed to use the baths at any time".  That was according to the Lameroo Baths Regulations, which governed the official swimming spot when it opened on the city shoreline almost 100 years ago.  Matthew Stephen, who manages the NT Archives' Oral History Unit, told 105.7 ABC Darwin the pool opened in a special place for the area's first inhabitants.  For full story click here.

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