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Councillor William Cook Memorial Drinking Fountain

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'.

City Of Melbourne