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Victoria Square Fountain : 01-10-2011
Victoria Square Fountain : 01-10-2011

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The fountain commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s visit to South Australia in 1963. The heritage listed fountain and its 18 metre wide hexagonal pool have been relocated to the southern end of Victoria Square (Tarntanyangga) as part of Stage 1 of the square’s redevelopment.

The Victoria Square Fountain was set in operation by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 28 May 1968, to commemorate the visit to Adelaide in 1963 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The theme of the fountain is the three rivers from which Adelaide draws its water: the Murray, the Torrens and the Onkaparinga.

Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was the longest serving English monarch, who reigned from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022 a period of over 70 years.


Address:Victoria Square, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.927922
Long: 138.599904
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1963
Approx. Event End Date:1963
Artist:John Dowie


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 28th May, 1968
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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