With weather records being smashed throughout Central Australia this week, you've got to take a leaf out of this bloke's book and get cool any way you can. Pictured here are the bath facilities for the local policeman in Tennant Creek in the 1950s, a position filled by Constable Bob Savage, who oversaw a great crime wave of disorderly behaviour and drunkenness of 1952, when this photo was taken. But keeping cool and clean came at significant cost. He wrote on the back of the photo that "Tennant Creek water costs 5 shillings per 100 gallons".
Published: 17 March 2019