Historical information

Located in Surrey Park, this photo was taken about 1909-1912. The Surrey Hills Swimming Club formed in 1906 and swimming carnivals were popular from this time. The dive was created from a clay hole formed during brick-making activity at the adjacent brick works. From 1906 Carnivals were popular events. Olympic competitors trained here until Councils built Olympic-sized pools. Photo by William V Hill of Pembroke Street. Donor Mr Bill Dempsey was his nephew.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a group of 15 young men standing and sitting on diving boards and a platform near some stairs. Most are wearing long trunks covering their thighs and singlets. One person is wearing a boater hat.