This listing of books and articles offers access to more information about the ways ocean pools link pool cultures, beach cultures and fishing cultures.
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Australia – Overall
Booth, D. (2001). Australian beach cultures: The history of sun, sand, and surf. Cass Series–Sport in the Global Society (Vol. 28). London: Frank Cass.
Huntsman, L. F. (2001). Sand in our souls: The beach in Australian history. Carlton South, Vic: Melbourne University Press.
Phillips, M. G. (2008). Swimming Australia: One hundred years. Sydney: UNSW Press.
Australia – New South Wales
EJE Landscape Architects, & Ludlow, C. (1994). Survey of harbourside & ocean pools of the Sydney Metropolitan Region. [NSW]: EJE Landscape Architects.
Palacios, I. (2014). Sydney rock pools. Woodslane Pty Ltd.
Proctor, C., & Swaffer, A. (2007). Sydney’s best beaches and rock baths: The full-colour guide to over 90 fantastic destinations. Woodslane Pty Limited.
Slarke, E. (2001). A century of Wylie’s Baths, Coogee: A cultural history. Coogee, NSW: Wylies Baths Trust.
Swift, I. (2005). Sydney’s ocean baths & other musings. Katoomba, NSW: Katoomba Fine Art.
Tertini, S., & Pollard, S. (2015). Wild swimming Sydney Australia: 250 best rock pools, beaches, rivers and waterholes. Bath, England: Wild Things Publishing Ltd. (see http://wildswimming.com.au/)
Beaches: a diversity of coastal treasures. (2009). Cape Town: City of Cape Town. Retrieved from http://www.capetown.gov.za/EN/ENVIRONMENTALRESOURCEMANAGEMENT/PUBLICATIONS/Pages/BrochuresBooklets.aspx#beachesbook
Tankard, K. (1992). Bathing habits at Victorian East London. Contree: Journal for South African Urban and Regional History, 32, 3–8. available from Boloka North West University Institutional Repository http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5471
Whibley, I. (2003). The South African fisherman. Cape Town: Struik.
Smith, J. (2005). Liquid assets: The lidos and open air swimming pools of Britain. London: English Heritage / Malavan Media.
Start, D. (2008). Wild swimming: 150 hidden dips in the rivers, lakes and waterfalls of Britain. London, England: Punk Publishing Ltd.