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09-March-2015
09-March-2015

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The fountain erected in 1910 commemorates 50 years of the Mudgee and Cudgegong municipalities. The fountain consists of horse drinking troughs and smaller drinking troughs for dogs. 

The memorial was unveiled on the 14th December 1910 with the Mayor of Mudgee turning on the gas for the lights which were originally on the memorial and the Mayor of Cudgegong turning on the water. 

Mudgee was declared a municipality in 1860, making it the second-oldest town west of the Great Dividing Range.

MUDGEE, Tuesday.— The municipal jubilee memorial, to be placed at the intersection of Market and Church streets, is now completed, and will be erected during the present week. The structure is of Pyrmont stone, the style of architecture being Romanesque. The base is rough hewn. The second course consists of a series of columns, with carved capitals. In the centres there are two carved scrolls to take an inscription. This course is surmounted with a base carrying a column supporting four lights. There are two horse drinking troughs provided, carved out of the top course, which is composed of solid blocks. The flow of water will be regulated by a ball-cock cunningly concealed in the stonework, the overflow from which will supply two dog laps in the base course.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 23 November 1910.

Location

Address:Short Street, Lawson Park, Mudgee, 2850
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.589493
Long: 149.591959
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Local

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 14th December, 1910
Left Side Inscription
1860
MAYORS 
P.R.HUGHSON   Mudgee 
C.H.COX             Cudgegong
Right Side Inscription

     1910

ERECTED TO 
COMMEMORATE THE
 JUBILEE OF THE  
MUNICIPALITIES OF 
MUDGEE & CUDGEGONG
   A.F.CAMERON        
Mayor Of Mudgee
P.J.PHEINBERGER  
Mayor Of Cudgegong

 

Source: H, MA
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