Pennant, 'North Sydney Olympic Pool Official Opening', blue wool felt; 1936; 201...


North Sydney Heritage Centre, Stanton Library


Pennant, 'North Sydney Olympic Pool Official Opening', blue wool felt

About this object

Triangular dark blue wool felt souvenir pennant with three self fabric ties, white printed text and Municipality of North Sydney emblem. Printed: 'North Sydney Olympic Pool Official Opening 4-4-1936'.

North Sydney Olympic Pool was built on the site of the Dorman Long workshops at Milsons Point, used during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Pool opened on 4 April 1936, emblazoned with art deco designs and brickwork. Its modern water filtration system provided a healthier swimming environment than the Harbour and it was nicknamed 'the wonder pool'. When Sydney hosted the 1938 Empire Games, the Pool, already an established fixture for swimming competitions, was the stage for the Games' swimming and diving programs. As its use increased from the 1930s to the 1980s, the Pool acquired a bubble cover to allow for year-round swimming. An additional heated pool, negating the need for the bubble cover during the winter, was added in 2000. [Source:]

Date Made


Medium and Materials

wool felt


L 680 mm x W 280 mm

Subject and Association Description



North Sydney Olympic Pool collection

Object Type

Commemorative banners

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