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28-April-2018 (Russell Byers)
28-April-2018 (Russell Byers)

Photographs supplied by Noel Hall / Russell Byers

The fountain commemorates the first curator of the Botanic Gardens, Walter Hill. It is located in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and was built as a drinking fountain in 1867 when mains water was introduced to Brisbane. In 1972, the fountain was renamed to commemorate the achievements of Walter Hill and a plaque was attached to its base. 

Walter Hill was appointed first Superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in 1855, and first Colonial Botanist of Queensland in 1859. He retained these positions until 1881. Hill undertook expeditions to Cape York (1862) and along the north-east coast to Mossman and the Daintree (1873), climbing Mt Bellenden-Ker. He developed a small herbarium and laid the basis of a botanical library.


Address:Alice Street, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.474504
Long: 153.029851
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Designer:Charles Tiffin (architect)
Monument Manufacturer:John Petrie (stonemason)


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1972
Source: MA,ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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