Charles Douglas Richardson
Granite, marble and bluestone drinking fountain
Hardy Reserve, North Carlton
The design of this memorial drinking fountain is derived from wayside shrines, a Catholic tradition whereby the faithful erected shrines through the countryside of Europe. In this secularised form, the spring of water replaces the holy image. The drinking spout is located below a domed canopy, above which is the marble bust of the councillor. The fountain bears the inscription: 'Erected in the memory of Councillor William Cook by his many friends in/ recognition of services rendered whilst representing Victoria Ward for 15 years'.