Thursday, 5 April 2007

Bogey Hole, Newcastle

These are te oldest baths in NSW. About 1820, a natural pool was enlarged by convicts or soldiers, on the orders of Major James Thomas Morisset, Commandant of the Newcastle settlement from 1819 to 1822. Its original size is estimated as 15 feet long, seven feet wide and six feet deep.Initially reserved for military use, these baths apparently served for a time as Morisset's private bathing place and were for many years known as the Commandant's Bath. For its history, see here.

1 comment:

Vintage Fabric Addict said...

I love your blog, makes me want to do a pool tour! did you know the newcastle bogey hole is under threat? the council is talking of closing it, thought you might want to do a post on it. thanks for all the lovely pools!