Albert Park Fountain

Albert Park Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand, public art

Public Art : Albert Park Fountain

Architect : © Walter MacFarlane and Co

Unveiled: The Albert Park Fountain was unveiled around 1882.

Location : The Albert Park Fountain can be found in, surprise, surprise, Albert Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

Description : The bronze fountain which stands in a concrete pool was pretty much a standard design from the Walter MacFarlane and Co catalogue. It was made at the Foundry Glasgow on the 5th of December, 1871. Took a while to sell! It features nymphs.

Trivia : The fountain was ordered from England after James Slator and William Goldie  won the Albert Park design competiton in 1881.

It is Auckland's oldest surviving fountain.

During the early years, it became a common practise for people to steal the plants.  Embarrassingly, Sir Charles Burdett (a baronet) got caught in the act in 1888 and was sentenced to 2 weeks in prison with hard labor.

Albert Park Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand, public art

Albert Park Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand, public art

Albert Park Fountain, Auckland, New Zealand, public art

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