Monuments/ Statues in Sydney

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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia13,466 contributions
    During our travels of small towns that are now suburbs of Sydney we are always amazed (not in a good way), seeing these types of monuments to the fallen during world war one, it always saddens us to see the numbers, especially in those times when it would have been about a third of the men.
    Written 27 April 2021
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  • steve w
    Sydney, Australia664 contributions
    We were amazed to find the Mausoleum of William Charles Wentworth ( one of our great pioneers)hidden away behind a tree covered park in Vaucluse. We had been visiting other historic sites close by, when we were told of this hidden piece of Australian history. This site and the majority of the foreshore estates now in this area are built on what was once Wentworth's estate. This is significant, as entombed inside are the remains of William Charles Wentworth who died in England in 1872. As per his wishes, his wife had returned him home to be buried alongside his “rock” which you can see at the front entry. if you a visiting nearby Vaucluse House ,Strickland House or Nielsen Park then pop around the corner and have a look at this historic site
    Written 8 November 2019
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,547 contributions
    This was our first visit and we found it quite moving. It wasn't the monument to Cook that impressed us but the signage describing both Cook's achievement and also the heroic resistance to the invaders by two of the Indigenous inhabitants of the area. The area is still quite beautiful, despite the oil refineries and other development.
    Written 18 December 2021
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  • Kerryn72
    Melbourne, Australia2,675 contributions
    Stumbled across this fountain in Fitzroy Gardens in Potts Point. The fountain is quite impressive and the ibis loved it. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.
    Written 7 April 2021
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    This good luck piece is located out the front of the Eye Hospital, directly opposite Martin Place. The snout of the boar is where visitors seek their luck, as it is a different colour due to the amount of rubbing.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Only a small cenotaph, located in Martin Place. There are two bronze service members at the end of a central stone block. When I passed yesterday there was a wreath and photos commemorating the fallen from the Falklands war.
    Written 10 June 2021
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    This Captain Cook Statue is located in Hyde Park, on the eastern edge. Quite large, however, it and the surrounding parklands are well maintained.
    Written 17 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located at the south west end of Macquarie Street is the imposing monument to one of the great monarchs. Queen Victoria is often referred to as the Grandmother of Europe.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located in the Mint Precinct is the statue of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This is a monument to a man who governed New South Wales at the start of the 1800’s.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located at the end of Macquarie Street, across from Hyde Park. This monument is dedicated to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. They were married from 1840 until his death in 1861.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    This sculpture is a tribute to the indigenous Australians who have served and fallen for their country. The sculpture depicts large rifle bullets.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located on Macquarie Street, to the side of the state library, is a statue to one of the great explorers. Matthew Flinders was a Captain in the Royal Navy and is credited with charting vast swathes of the Mainland coastline.
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,324 contributions
    Curiously, there are two Frazer Memorial Fountains in Sydney. Don’t expect to see water cascading out of either of them. These were not ornamental park features with jets of water. They were practical objects, installed in the 19th century as drinking fountains.
    In the 1800s, Sydney’s water supply was unreliable. It’s hard to imagine now, but clean, piped water was mostly only available only to the well-off. Wealthy philanthropist John Frazer, donated these fountains in 1881 and 1884 as charitable gifts to the city so that ordinary folk might have a safer, clean source of drinking water.
    The fountains are not far apart and are within easy walking distance of each other. However they are easily overlooked if you don’t keep an eye out for them.
    One is in Hyde Park. Its twin is opposite St Mary’s Cathedral, in front of the main gates to The Domain.
    Designed in the Italian Renaissance style, and made out of fine Pyrmont sandstone, both fountains have a decorative, stone canopy covering the drinking fountain. Dolphin taps have long since vanished. Originally, cups hung from a large stone basin and were to be used by anyone. It wasn’t exactly covid-safe practice but hygiene standards were a lot looser in the 19th century.
    Of the two, the Domain fountain is the more intact and also the most decorative. It’s all arches and scrolled columns with carved winged creatures on the top corners. Unlike the Hyde Park fountain, it still has its basin. It’s surprisingly large. You could bathe a baby in it.
    Across the front of the basin, you can see the word ‘Aquarius’ (Latin for water carrier) and on the other side is, ‘Arethusa’(a Greek nymph who changed into a water spring). At night, footlights around the base, make the fountain look especially pretty.
    Written 11 February 2022
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  • mrdom
    5,203 contributions
    Still gets a lot of crazies but otherwise it's a nice clean park in the middle of Darlinghurst, popular with hospital staff and with a few monuments.
    Written 10 May 2021
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located in the south west corner of the Botanic Gardens, this monument is quite imposing in its size. This is probably fitting for a person with such an important position in the First Fleet. He also became the founding governor of New South Wales.
    Written 24 January 2022
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