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Thomas Ferguson : 04-October-2011
Thomas Ferguson : 04-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:University Square, Carlton, 3053
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.801414
Long: 144.96021
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 30th January, 1912
Front Inscription

In recognition of the faithful service rendered by Thomas Ferguson, Secretary Melbourne Total Abstinence Society 1868-1904

Source: RUMV,VMR,MA
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