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The Torrens Lake Fountain commemorates the first visit to South Australia by a reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. With 16 jets of water 10.6 metres high with a central jet of 21 metres, this fountain was put into operation in 1954 at the precise moment Queen Elizabeth II alighted from her aircraft at Parafield.

Early arrivals in the city this morning had a preview of the Torrens Lake fountain in action. It was given a successful trial about 6 o'clock. The fountain, with a central jet of 60 ft. is one of the most important of the Royal visit decorations. It was built by Adelaide City Council as a permanent reminder of the visit.
News (Adelaide, SA), 3 February 1954.



Address:King William Road, West of Adelaide Bridge, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.917526
Long: 138.5977
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1954
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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