National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons
The Australian Heritage Council found Moree Baths and Swimming Pool, NSW is a place of outstanding national heritage significance.
The 1965 Freedom Ride through outback New South Wales dramatically highlighted public segregation in the form of the exclusion of Aboriginal people from the swimming pool at Moree. The protests brought racial discrimination to the attention and consciousness of the wider community and forced non-aboriginal Australians to examine their attitudes to Aboriginal Australians.
Dr Charles Perkins AO rose to national prominence as a leading Indigenous-rights activist initially through the Freedom Rides and the events at Moree Baths. Dr Perkins remained an iconic figure for Indigenous rights and was honoured for his commitment to the advancement of Aboriginal people in Australia.
The Council's final assessment report as given to the Minister is attached.
In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for Moree Baths and Swimming Pool.
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.