(Image taken in April 2004. Author’s own collection.)
Steep steps to this tiny, rather private public pool are visible from the popular Eastern Beaches coastal walking track. Well-lit at night. Images of this pool are far more likely to be found in family albums than at exhibitions of artworks.
Pearce Street, South Coogee, NSW, 2034, Australia
(Latitude South 33 degrees 55 minutes 57 seconds, Longitude East 151 degrees 15 minutes 40 seconds)
The South Coogee rock pools were popular with local children.
South Coogee Public School opened in 1945.
A Randwick Apex Club project enlarged the site’s main natural pool.
1965 to the early 1980s
Local residents who kept the pool clean found that the seaweed they took out was popular with rock fishers using this well-known spot for catching blackfish.