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Drinking fountain commemorates the Secretary of the Total Abstinence Society.
The fountain was initially constructed in the centre of Russell Street opposite the Temperance Hall. It was six metres high and far more elaborate than it is today.
With the rise in the use of motorcars, such street ornaments became traffic hazards and in 1947 the fountain was badly damaged when a truck hit it. It was later resurrected in a modified from in its current site.
|Address:||University Square, Carlton, 3053|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.801414|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 30th January, 1912|
In recognition of the faithful service rendered by Thomas Ferguson, Secretary Melbourne Total Abstinence Society 1868-1904