(Image taken in May 2002. Author’s own collection.)
Sited at the southern end of Aslings Beach at the foot of the headland with a north-easterly aspect, this man-made pool is cut into the beautiful red sandstone and filled by the tides.
Hosies Road, Eden, NSW, 2251, Australia
(Latitude South 37 degrees 04 minutes 47 seconds, Longitude East 149 degrees 54 minutes 37 seconds)
The Yuin people were the first people to live around Twofold Bay.
European settlement began when mainland Australia’s first shore-based whaling station was established at Twofold Bay.
The Eden Progress Society debated the need for a swimming pool at the chosen site of Ross Bay. Huge sharks in Twofold Bay alarmed swimmers and fishermen.
1960s and 1970s
Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic primary school were swimming ‘at the old rock pool’ in Eden.
Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic primary school had swimming lessons in ‘the old rock pool’ in Eden.
The pool was handy for guests at the tourist park located on Aslings Beach.