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Dinny O'Hearn Fountain

Artist unknown
Cast-iron and enamel fountain
Lygon Street, Carlton

This small cast-iron fountain is named in honour of Dinny O'Hearn, an Irish Australian literary critic and man of letters, who had a long association with the nearby University of Melbourne. O'Hearn and much of Melbourne's literary establishment of his generation has also enjoyed a long association with Jimmy Watson's, the wine bar outside of which the fountain is sited. O'Hearn died in 1993 at the age of 56.

City Of Melbourne