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Norwood Primary School Centenary : 27-April-2013
Norwood Primary School Centenary : 27-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Nicola Poplawski

The fountain, commissioned by the Mayor of Kensington and Norwood in August 1977, commemorates the centenary of Norwood Primary School.

Other centenary celebrations included a school open day, a school sports day and a centenary ball and dinner, many of the events being attended by the Director of Education, A.W. Jones, a former pupil of the school.  It was Mr Leigh Mackay, the Town Clerk, who thought of using the fountain as a memorial as it had been standing idle at the council depot.  The fountain is cast iron with a bowl on a central pedestal with an integral cupola over the top and is on the median strip opposite the school in Osmond Terrace. 



Address:Osmond Terrace, On median strip in front of school , Norwood, 5067
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.919354
Long: 138.631925
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Manufacturer:George Smith (Sun Foundry), (Glasgow, Scotland)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-1977
Front Inscription

George Smith & Co. 

Sun Foundry

Glasgow 1875

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque :

Erected by the City of Kensington and Norwood

To commemorate the Centenary of the Norwood Primary School


Source: MA,NRUM
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au