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Williamstown Jubilee
Williamstown Jubilee

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The drinking fountain commemorated the Jubilee of the municipality of Williamstown. The fountain was turned on the 1st April 1907. 

Today the jubilee fountain Williamstown Botanic Gardens was turned on and made available to public. In shape the new fountain is somewhat similar to that at the intersection of Elizabeth and Collins, Melbourne. The cap and base are of Harcourt granite, the columns of Gabo Island granite, and the foundation of flagged bluestone. The fountain bears the inscription. "Erected by the Council and Citizens of Williamstown in Commemoration of the Jubilee of the Municipality. F.H. Bolton, Mayor, 1906." The fountain was designed by the town surveyor, Mr. H.V. Champion, and was erected by Mr. E. Bliss, monumental mason. 
The Herald (Vic), 1 April, 1907. 


Address:Giffard Street, Botanic Gardens, Williamstown, 3016
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.867817
Long: 144.897272
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1856
Approx. Event End Date:1906
Designer:Mr H. V. Champion
Monument Manufacturer:Mr E. Bliss


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1906
Front Inscription

Erected by the Council and citizens of Williamstown

In commemoration of the Jubilee of the Municipality

1856 - 1906

F. H. Bolton
Mayor 1906

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