Albert Park Fountain
Public Art : Albert Park Fountain
Architect : © Walter MacFarlane and Co
Unveiled: The Albert Park Fountain was unveiled
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.