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Water fountain in town centre mall commemorates the centenary of the first water supply for the Richardson district. The fountain also commemorates 100 years of the National Bank`s operations in Donald. The bank contributing significantly to the construction of the El Alamein type fountain.
In the Mallee-Wimmera area there is no run-off to fill farm catchments. A channel scheme to link a larger river to a local river was of great importance to the local community.
|Address:||70 Woods Street, near Community Centre, Donald, 3480|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.370819|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1883|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1883|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1983|
1983 This fountain commemorates the centenary of the first water supply projects for the Richardson district 1883. Swede`s Creek Channel - Linking the Wimmera River to Richardson River. * Donald Weir * Banyena Weir. This fountain was made possible by public subscription and the National Bank of Australia Ltd 1881 - 1981.