Fountains in Melbourne

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Fountains in Melbourne

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    This small park is situated between Spring St and MacArthur St, not far from the Parliament of Victoria. Initially, it hosted a statue of Major General Charles "Chinese" Gordon. Gordon won his spurs in China putting down the Taiping Rebellion. He died defending Khartoum against the Sudanese forces. He was one of the great heroes of the Victorian age. Later, a statue was added of Adam Lindsay Gordon, an Anglo-Australian poet and renowned horseman.
    Written 19 April 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The side entrance to St Patrick's Cathedral connects to the St Patrick Pilgrim's Way, The fountain appears to emerge from the middle of the Path. The fountain symbolises the centrality of water in the Bible, and the importance of water in Australia, an arid continent.
    Written 28 October 2021
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia39,004 contributions
    Hochgurtel Fountain, also known as Exhibition Fountain, is a huge fountain, located on the south side of the Royal Exhibition Building, outside the Great Hall. It was built in 1880 for Melbourne's International World Fair. It is a magnificent work of art.
    Written 2 July 2021
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia2,013 contributions
    Located in the parklands along St Kilda Rad you can find the Walker Fountain. A nice water feature that was donated by Ron Walker, a former Mayor of Melbourne.
    Written 30 January 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    Sir Macpherson Robertson (1859-1945) donated this fountain to the people of Melbourne to commemorate the founding of the the city in 1834. The boy with dolphin statue is a feature of Melbourne. MacRobertson's Chocolates produced such iconic Australian confectionary brands such as Freddo Frogs, Cherry Ripes and Old Gold Chocolates, which continue to sell well today, even though MacRobertson's was taken over by Cadbury's many years ago.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The Woman's Temperance statue shows a women atop a drinking fountain with four drinking taps, none of which, sadly, are working. The fountain commemorates the visit to Melbourne of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901. The fountain is built of granite and marble
    Written 26 March 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The Stanford Fountain is one of the highlights of the City. It is in Spring St, in Gordon Reserve. It shows a boy atop a lower level representing birds and fishes. The fountain is carved from bluestone, the most common building material for public structures in the 19th century. The fountain was erected in 1871. William Stanford had a chequered history, he incarcerated in Pentridge Prison for horse theft and highway robbery. His talents as a sculptor were recognised after his release from prison and he became a successful busnessman.
    Written 18 April 2022
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