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21-April-2009 (Kent Watson)
21-April-2009 (Kent Watson)

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Bryan Hardy

A statue of Britannia with a drinking fountain was erected by the Womens Christian Temperance Union to commemorate the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901.

The fountain, with its sandstone pillars and symbolic figure of Britannia, was presented to the City of Melbourne by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Australia in an effort to promote abstinence.


Address:Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.806576
Long: 144.959851
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1901
Approx. Event End Date:1901
Monument Designer:J. Churchman and Sons (Carlton, VIC)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1901
Front Inscription

For God, Home and Humanity.

Presented to the Melbourne City Council by the Women`s Christian Temperance Union of Victoria. In commemoration of the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York A.D. 1901.

Designed and executed by J. Churchman and Sons, Carlton

Source: MA,VMR
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