'The noted bathing boxes at Brighton in Australia are known to have existed as far back as 1862. The bathing boxes are thought to have been constructed and used largely as a response to the Victorian morality of the age, and are known to have existed not only in Australia but also on the beaches of England, France and Italy at around the same time.
They had evolved from the wheeled bathing machines used by Victorians to preserve their modesty. George III used a bathing machine at Mudeford in 1801, while Queen Victoria installed one at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight in the 1840s.'
DH thought that the beach suburb of Frankston had bathing boxes, so that's where we headed. It was a very cold day but we wandered along the sand looking for the little 'boxes'.
|It was very cold and windy...|
|The beautiful foreshore area was deserted...|
|A dredge worked at clearing the entrance to the channel|
|We walked up the beach to the jetty|
|The Information Centre in the background|
|You may have to double click to enlarge the photo; the little huts are on the beach towards the right hand side|
Next time we're in Victoria, we might go to Brighton to see the boxes there; after all, they did rate a mention in Wikipedia! lol