The Boggie Hole at Newcastle N.S.W.

You can use these pictures taken by Gary Ivin freely as long as they stay intact and are not used for prophet.

A surviving example of construction from the days of the earliest European settlement in Newcastle, the Boggie Hole is a convict-built baths hewn out of a rock face on a wave cut platform below the cliffs at Shepherd’s Hill.

Constructed for the personal use of Major James Morisset, a notable military figure from the early period of European settlement in Australia. It was built in 1819 and is the first recorded European purpose-built ocean pool in Australia. It is a maximum 10m (32.8ft) long and a maximum 6.5m (21.3ft) wide with an average depth of 1.5m (4.9ft).

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