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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|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|
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