(Image taken on 11 August 2001. Author’s own collection.)
A main pool linked to a wading pool, on a wide rock platform. Photographers have created memorable images of this pool.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Wombarra, NSW, 2515, Australia
(Latitude South 34 degrees 16 minutes 48 seconds, Longitude East 150 degrees 57 minutes 22 seconds)
Bulli Shire Council was formed.
The new railway platform a mile south of Scarborough at Brown’s Bridge was named Wombarra.
The Bulli Shire Council engineer thought future enlargement efforts should focus on the more accessible and better-situated Wombarra baths, rather than the Scarborough Baths.
Bulli Shire Council was asked to expedite work on the Wombarra Baths.
The Scarborough-Wombarra surf club complained that the baths at Scarborough and Wombarra were not fit for swimming.
No funds were available to clear a fair amount of seaweed from the Wombarra Baths.
The Scarborough-Wombarra Progress Association tried to identify the people responsible for the unsanitary state of the Wombarra baths and lavatory with a view to taking action against them. The Bulli Shire Clerk estimated the Wombarra Baths needed a new brick dressing-shed with tiles, showers and lavatories amounting to 500 pounds which could be funded through a new Council rate. Bulli Shire agreed to call tenders for the work with approval from the Department of War Organisation as soon as possible.
Work on the Wombarra Baths dressing sheds was postponed until after a water service was provided at the Baths.
The Bulli Shire Council was amalgamated with other Illawarra councils to form the City of Greater Wollongong.
The small car park at the southern end of the beach and picnic catered more for the rock pool at the south end of the beach, than for the beach itself.
After the contentious closure of a stretch of the coast road between Coalcliff and Clifton forced visitors from Sydney to head south on the F6 freeway and descend to the coast via the Bulli Pass.
Completion of the Sea Cliff Bridge re-opened the coast road between Coalcliff and Clifton.