Fountains in Hobart

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Fountains in Hobart

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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This monument was dedicated in 1988 and presented to the people of Tasmania by the State's Dutch community as a bicentennial gift. The monuments consists of a fountain, a full sized bronze sculpture of Abel Tasman, two bronze sailing ships and various quality plaques. There is also a rough hewn white rock plinth showing the Southern Cross in bronze. The sculpture is the work of a local artist, Stephen Walker.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
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    The Roundabout is situated on the Brooker Highway at the top of Liverpool Street and was built in 1962.

    The spaceship or UFO fountain is located below the level of the roadway in the middle of the Roundabout and is surrounded by grass, trees and seats. The fountain was completed and opened in 1963. The fountain commemorates the former Mayors and Lord Mayors of Hobart since 1853. Extensive renovations undertaken in 2012 restored and upgraded the fountains hydraulics and lighting systems.

    I understand that it was called the Railway Roundabout as Hobart's main train station used to be located where the ABC building is now situated. The railway station was sold and the land redeveloped in the 1980's.

    There are pedestrian tunnels that provide access from the city into the park where the fountain is located and then onward into the Domain.
    Written 15 February 2023
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
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    Originally inaugurated in 1979 at Risdon Cove, the site of the first British settlement in Tasmania, it was decommissioned after the site was handed back to the original Indigenous owners in 1995. The sculpture, by Stephen Walker, found a new life in Salamanca Square where it was subsequently relocated to and rededicated in 1998.

    The sculpture fountain celebrates the Dutch, British and French explorers and sailors who "discovered" Tasmania.
    Written 20 February 2023
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