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Edward O`Donnell : 13-March-2012
Edward O`Donnell : 13-March-2012

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Fountain erected by public subscription commemorates Edward O'Donnell who was a local government councillor for forty-four years and served as Mayor of St Kilda six times.

O’Donnell was elected a St. Kilda Councillor in 1888 and  served without interruption for over 40 years before being  defeated in the council elections in 1932, a year before his death.  

O’Donnell’s many other public roles included membership  of the St. Kilda foreshore committee, the Albert Park Committee of Management, the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works and the Alfred Hospital Committee of  Management. He was also a long standing Trustee of the St. Kilda Cemetery.  He died on 7 July 1933.


Address:The Esplanade, O`Donnell Gardens, St Kilda, 3182
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.867514
Long: 144.977775
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Monument Designer:Modern Art Co Pty Ltd., (Clifton Hill.)
Monument Manufacturer:McPherson's Pty. Ltd.(Engineers)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:1934
Front Inscription

To perpetuate the memory of Councillor Edward O'Donnell. J.P. whose record of municipal and other community service will always be an example of true manhood and ideal citizenship.  

SIx times mayor of the city of St. Kilda.  Forty-four years a councillor for the West Ward. Foundation member of the St Kilda Shore Committee.  Died 7th July, 1933


Source: MA
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