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Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain

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A fountain commemorates a local Anglican minister, Reverend George Wilkinson.

The Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain was inaugurated in October 1876 by the Bishop of Ballarat, Dr Thornton, in the presence of the Mayor of Williamstown, ministers of all denominations and over 2000 people. It had been paid for by public subscription to commemorate the Reverend George Wilkinson, the local Anglican minister who had died the previous year.

Location

Address:132-140 Nelson Place, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, 3016
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.858611
Long: 144.897778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 17th October, 1876
Front Inscription

In memory of the Rev. George Wilkinson.

Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain 1875

Source: MA,VMR
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