Catalina Park, Katoomba

A place with layers of history: fun park, Catalina flying boat, pool, race track, Garguree, "The Gully"
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A Catalina Flying Boat- this one is at Lake Boga, Victoria

A Catalina Flying Boat- this one is at Lake Boga, Victoria

Catalina Park pool, Katoomba 1950s

Catalina Park pool, Katoomba early People could take speed boat rides out to the centre of the lake to view the interior of the flying boat.

Catalina Park pool, Katoomba early 1950s. People could take speed boat rides out to the centre of the lake to view the interior of the flying boat.

Catalina Park pool, Katoomba early 1950s. People could take speed boat rides out to the centre of the lake to view the interior of the flying boat.

One of two Catalina flying boats purchased by the late H.C. Gates in 1948. This was dismantled and carried by truck to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales where it was reassembled in a low lying area which was subsequently flooded.

One of two Catalina flying boats purchased by the late H.C. Gates in 1948. This was dismantled and carried by truck to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales where it was reassembled in a low lying area which was subsequently flooded.

Before white settlement the traditional owners of the Gully – the Gundungurra and Darug peoples – used the Gully as a summer camp. Settlement at the foot of the mountains forced many Gundungurra and Darug people to resettle permanently in the Gully well before 1950.  In 1957, the traditional owners were forcibly removed from the Gully to make way for a racetrack  Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/australia/new-south-wales/katoomba/the-gully-catalina-park#ixzz2vzeAzKkC

Before white settlement the traditional owners of the Gully – the Gundungurra and Darug peoples – used the Gully as a summer camp. Settlement at the foot of the mountains forced many Gundungurra and Darug people to resettle permanently in the Gully well before 1950. In 1957, the traditional owners were forcibly removed from the Gully to make way for a racetrack Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/australia/new-south-wales/katoomba/the-gully-catalina-park#ixzz2vzeAzKkC

The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 26 April 1961, page 39

The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 26 April 1961, page 39

Horace (Horrie) Gates, the man who started Catalina amusement park -  ..........Townsville Daily Bulletin 17 July 1948, page 1

Horace (Horrie) Gates, the man who started Catalina amusement park - ..........Townsville Daily Bulletin 17 July 1948, page 1

The Gully was declared an Aboriginal Place on 18 May 2002.  Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/australia/new-south-wales/katoomba/the-gully-catalina-park#ixzz2vzexn5Gu

The Gully was declared an Aboriginal Place on 18 May 2002. Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/australia/new-south-wales/katoomba/the-gully-catalina-park#ixzz2vzexn5Gu

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