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A fountain commemorates the centenary of reticulated water supply to Geelong (1874-1974) and the site of a fountain and tank in Market Square from 1850 to 1856 which served the water supply needs of the community at the time.

The Fountain was unveiled by the Governor, Sir Rohan Delacombe on the 21 March 1974.


Address:Little Malop Street, Market Square Mall, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.148209
Long: 144.360499
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st March, 1974
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This fountain stands almost on the site of the tank and fountain erected in the Market Square by William Gray. Water pumped from the Barwon River to the Market Square was distributed to Geelong citizens for the first time on April 1st 1850.

The tank was replaced by a larger tank capable of filling several watercarts at the same time in 1851.

This tank in turn was dismantled and the supply discontinued in 1856

Source: VMR,RHSV
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