The Brighton Bathing Boxes on Melbourne's Brighton Beach, beaming with a rainbow of colours, are enduring relics. With recent additions bringing their total to 96, these huts have become one of Melbourne's premier tourist attractions. The history of the bathing boxes is as colourful as their appearance. They first popped up on Brighton's coastline in 1860, providing a modest cover for bathers swapping for their bathing suits. Worn out and damaged during the post-World War I depression, the beach huts received collective maintenance in 1934. Despite the upkeep, the multicoloured structures were faced with the threat of removal in 1952. But thanks to the Brighton Bathing Box Association for successfully securing their survival, we can still enjoy the vibrant coastguards today!