Composed and shared by Ceduna Old Photos, Sue Trewartha and Erica Bodger.
WCS. 21 April 1948. Ceduna. The District Council of Murat Bay has commenced operations on foreshore improvements… The bulldozer is at work clearing the bushes and doing general levelling… hopes to erect articles of equipment for a children’s playground… Mr T D Madigan has offered to plant a lawn in front of the Hotel… The 100 trees already planted are making good progress…
WCS. 25 July 1951. Ceduna. The profits of the Civic Ball… amounted to 17 pounds 18 shillings and 6 pence. This will be held in trust until such time as it can be supplemented by other monies for the erection of a children’s playground at Ceduna.
WCS. 23 January 1952. Ceduna. District Council of Murat Bay. The council is holding in trust monies to be used for the development of the children’s playground. It was suggested that a plan be drawn up for this project. Voluntary labour at weekends with the aid of council machinery to prepare land, fencing, shelling etc, would complete the initial part of this project in a very short time. Swings etc could be erected as finance permitted.
WCS. 13 February 1952.
Ceduna. At a public meeting… the proposed children’s playground… resolved that the meeting did not favour going on with the project of a children’s playground at this stage…
WCS. 2 September 1953. Ceduna. The District Council of Murat Bay is making extensive improvements on the foreshore. Norfolk Island pines have been planted and the clearing of bush and herbage has begun. An area will be fenced off and seats erected preparatory to children’s playground equipment being installed later.
WCS. 2 November 1955. Ceduna. The most popular spot in Ceduna over the weekend was the children’s new playground recently erected on the South Parklands. Equipment installed comprises a large slippery dip, a double swing, a self propelling swing, a nursery swing and a see saw. The slippery dip proved the most popular and all Saturday afternoon and Sunday a long line of children awaited their turn for a slide.