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A drinking fountain is a Jubilee memorial to the founders of the local Australian Natives Association.
The Australian Natives` Association was founded in Victoria in April 1871 as a Friendly Society with a difference. Its membership was restricted to those born in Australia - hence the name `natives`. By 1871, there was an increasing number of native-born Australians who did not have the same nostalgic ties to Britain as previous generations.
There was also a perception amongst the native born that they were second class citizens in their own land. Positions of influence were always held by men born in Great Britain. The Australian Natives` Association (ANA) continued for one hundred and twenty-two years until September 1993, when it merged with Manchester Unity Friendly Society to become Australian Unity Friendly Society.
|Address:||Alma Street, Phillips Garden, Maryborough, 3465|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.046944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1932|
ANA Maryborough Branch, Founders Memorial, Erected 1932