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The Resource The memory pool : Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming, Therese Spruhan

The memory pool : Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming, Therese Spruhan

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The memory pool : Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming
Title
The memory pool
Title remainder
Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming
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Therese Spruhan
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Language
eng
Summary
“Smell the chlorine, taste the hot chips and feel the burning concrete underfoot as you read these stories of Australia childhoods at the pool. Swimming is a central part of most Australian childhoods. We idealise beaches and surf, but for many kids the local pool ? whether it?s an ocean, tidal or a chlorinated pool ? is where they pass summer days. Pools are places of imagination, daring, belonging, freedom, friendship and romance. For some they are places of hard-core swimming training. This delightful, nostalgic anthology bring together reflections and recollections about the swimming pools of childhood from a range of Australians of diverse ages and backgrounds, well known and not-so-famous, including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts. Evocative, funny and sometimes bittersweet, 28 people remember the pools that shaped their childhoods. Everyone who has every dived into their local Olympic pool, bush waterhole or saltwater baths will want to submerge themselves in this beautiful book.”--Back cover
Summary
This delightful, nostalgic anthology brings together reflections and recollections about the swimming pools of childhood from a range of Australians of diverse ages and backgrounds, well known and not-so-famous - including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts. Evocative, funny and sometimes bittersweet, almost 30 people remember the pools that shaped their childhoods.
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10818954
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ANL
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Spruhan, Therese
Dewey number
994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Spruhan, Therese
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True
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Joumana
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  • Swimming pools
  • Swimmers
  • Australia
Target audience
general
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Australian stories of summer, sun and swimming
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The memory pool : Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming, Therese Spruhan
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Copyright
Note
"A joyful, moving, nostalgic and original take at what it means to be Australia. Dive in! Robert Drewe" -- Front cover
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 236-251
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John McSweeney: showing off at Brighton Baths
  • Therese Spruhan: embracing the glorious king tide
  • Sea pools:
  • Lizze Buckmaster Dove: falling in love with the blue pool
  • Ashley Hay: reflections on the water at Austinmer
  • Richard Chimelewski: diving for catches in Adelaide
  • Linda Kennedy: living it up at the Hollywood Pool
  • Building pools:
  • David Bartlett: endless games in the backyard
  • Kim Mettam: plunging into the beauty in Perth
  • Introduction
  • Lily Sisa: dreaming big in Lightening Ridge
  • Merv Knowles: a bonzer brother at Manuka
  • Historic pools:
  • Ellen Connor: the campaign to save Fitzroy Pool
  • Diane Vukelic: toasting a Swan River icon
  • Jo-anne Larter: a water-lover in Launceston
  • Diane Fingleton: escaping to the Spring Hill Baths
  • Champions of the pool:
  • Priya Cooper: from Kalamunda to the Paralympics
  • Shane Gould: learning about life at Pymble
  • Suburban pools:
  • Daniel Kowalski: from little pools big champions grow
  • Laurie Lawrence: smashing records in Townsville
  • Country pools:
  • Leah Purcell dancing in the water of Murgon
  • Jan Cornall: wrestling with the boys in Rochester
  • Lee Fontanini: growing up at Fonty's Pool
  • Merrick Watts: Disneyland in Broken Hill
  • Biographical notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Trent Dalton: sprinting to the Sandgate swimming pool
  • Yusira Metwally: becoming an Auburn water baby
  • Bryan Brown: bumping into life at Bankstown Baths
  • Bay pools:
  • Mick Thomas: everyone was welcome at Geelong
  • Tony Doherty: captured in cool green wander
Control code
000065269115
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781742236582
Lccn
be2019040964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100585778
Label
The memory pool : Australia stories of summer, sun and swimming, Therese Spruhan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A joyful, moving, nostalgic and original take at what it means to be Australia. Dive in! Robert Drewe" -- Front cover
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 236-251
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John McSweeney: showing off at Brighton Baths
  • Therese Spruhan: embracing the glorious king tide
  • Sea pools:
  • Lizze Buckmaster Dove: falling in love with the blue pool
  • Ashley Hay: reflections on the water at Austinmer
  • Richard Chimelewski: diving for catches in Adelaide
  • Linda Kennedy: living it up at the Hollywood Pool
  • Building pools:
  • David Bartlett: endless games in the backyard
  • Kim Mettam: plunging into the beauty in Perth
  • Introduction
  • Lily Sisa: dreaming big in Lightening Ridge
  • Merv Knowles: a bonzer brother at Manuka
  • Historic pools:
  • Ellen Connor: the campaign to save Fitzroy Pool
  • Diane Vukelic: toasting a Swan River icon
  • Jo-anne Larter: a water-lover in Launceston
  • Diane Fingleton: escaping to the Spring Hill Baths
  • Champions of the pool:
  • Priya Cooper: from Kalamunda to the Paralympics
  • Shane Gould: learning about life at Pymble
  • Suburban pools:
  • Daniel Kowalski: from little pools big champions grow
  • Laurie Lawrence: smashing records in Townsville
  • Country pools:
  • Leah Purcell dancing in the water of Murgon
  • Jan Cornall: wrestling with the boys in Rochester
  • Lee Fontanini: growing up at Fonty's Pool
  • Merrick Watts: Disneyland in Broken Hill
  • Biographical notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Trent Dalton: sprinting to the Sandgate swimming pool
  • Yusira Metwally: becoming an Auburn water baby
  • Bryan Brown: bumping into life at Bankstown Baths
  • Bay pools:
  • Mick Thomas: everyone was welcome at Geelong
  • Tony Doherty: captured in cool green wander
Control code
000065269115
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9781742236582
Lccn
be2019040964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100585778

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