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Charles Fels : 20-July-2011
Charles Fels : 20-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

Memorial drinking fountain commemorates Charles Fels who was a Yarraville baker and a local philanthropist.

When he died in 1910, aged 48, the residents over 18 months contributed 68 pounds to the building of a memorial fountain inn which only local labour and materials were used. Only one councillor donated funds for the fountain, and co-operation form the council for its erection was not extensive.

It is 8ft high on a base of Yarravile bluestone and surmounted by 4 polished Gabo Island red granite columns supporting a cap of Apollo Bay freestone and grey granite fine axed dome


Address:Simpson & Tarrengower Streets, Fels Park, Yarraville, 3013
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.81757
Long: 144.8919
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
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Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 21st December, 1910
Front Inscription

Erected to perpetuate the memory of the late Charles Fels an ideal and exemplary citizen

21st December 1910

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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