Historical information

An item of ephemera relating to tourism and recreation on the Yarra River in Melbourne in the first half of the twentieth century.


An item from a large collection assembled by the Christian and Washfold families of Kew, including photographs, postcards, and ephemera. Many of the items in the Christian-Washfold Collection relate to the Yarra River and its use as as a recreational resource. Numerous items in the collection are historically important in that they are rare and often unique records of vanished locations or past recreational activities.

Physical description

Advertisement or ticket to a Monster Swimming Carnival to be held by the Deep Rock Swimming and Lifesaving Club in Fairfield at the bottom of Roseneath Street on Saturday 23rd March 1918 at 2 p.m.