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14-April-2014
14-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A fountain commemorates the centenary of the Perth Water Supply.

Mount Eliza is a hill which overlooks the city of Perth, Western Australia and forms part of Kings Park.  In 1890  450 acres of land adjoining Reserve 11A was added to create Reserve 1720 as 'Public Park, Mt Eliza'. Construction of the Mt Eliza Reservoir for Perth's water supply commenced on land excised from the Park.

Location

Address:Fraser Avenue, Kings Park & Botanic Garden , Kings Park , 6005
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.957611
Long: 115.843934
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Front Inscription

This drinking fountain commemorates the centenary of Perth`s water supply

On 1 October 1891 Victoria Dam, located in the Darling Range, was officially opened and for the first time water was piped into a reservoir sited on the hill behind this spot.

Perth still receives some of its water from this scheme.

Source: MA
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