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The water sculpture "14 Pieces", commemorates Sir John Lavington Bonython (1875 - 1960). 

Bonython was elected to the Adelaide City Council in 1901 and this association spanned over fifty years. In 1907 he became an alderman and in 1912 - 13 was the youngest man to have become Mayor of Adelaide.  From 1928 to 1930 he was Lord Mayor.

The affairs of the city that he loved, and which he seldom left, absorbed much of his public life and he became concerned with preserving the heritage, particularly the Park Lands, bequeathed to its citizens by Colonel William Light.



Address:North Terrace, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.921065
Long: 138.603275
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Artist:Hossein & Angela Valamanesh


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2005
Front Inscription

Plaque :

"14 Pieces" 

Hossein & Angela Valamanesh

In memory of Sir John Lavington Bonython
1875 - 1960

This sculptural water feature stands in plaxe of an earlier fountain repesented to the City by members of his family

Commissioned in 16 October 2005 by the Hon Mike Rann Premier of Sourh Australia

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Michael Harbison

Generously supported by SA Water

The plaque on the right is from the original Lavington Bonython Fountain

Source: MA, ADB
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