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    Domed Drinking Fountain, c. 1936, by Artist unknown, courtesy of City of Melbourne.

Domed Drinking Fountain

Artist unknown
Marble and granite drinking fountain
c. 1936
Queen Victoria Gardens
(Melway ref. 2F H7)

Little is known about the origins of this domed drinking fountain. It bears Ottoman-style motifs but no longer carries its original taps. Early photographs show a very similar fountain was once positioned on Collins Street, but there is no other evidence to confirm it is the same fountain.

It was suggested that this fountain be relocated from its existing site in Yarra Park to Queen Victoria Gardens where it would serve as a memorial to Cookie, a resident and much-loved black swan. But a new Cookie memorial fountain was erected in the Alexandra Gardens in 1974.

City Of Melbourne