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Memorial and ornamental fountain set in a circular pond and garden was erected to commemorate the work of John D`Alton who proposed and supervised the installation of running water to Stawell from the Grampians.
|Address:||Main & Victoria Streets, Stawell, 3380|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.057357|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 6th October, 1969|
To commemorate the skill of the first town engineer, John D`Alton, who designed the water supply scheme completed in 1881 and still in use.
This fountain was erected by the Town of Stawell, opened by Cr F.K.Lawson JP 6-10-1969
Cr G.S. Bennett, Mayor.
John D`Alton Memorial Fountain
This fountain commemorates the achievements of John D`Alton, the first engineer of the Borough of Stawell. Mr. D`Alton designed the town`s water supply which is bhrought from Fyans Creek in the GRampians, passes through the mountain via a tunnel and is piped into Stawell`s holding reserviors. This fountain was switched on in October 1969 during Stawell`s Borough Centenary celebrations. At night, coloured lights passing through a cycle of changes illuminate the water jets.