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"Captain Govenor Phillip Fountain" Top 5 Page for this destination Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Tip by cjg1

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain, Sydney: 92 reviews and 202 photos

As we walked through the Botanic Gardens we came upon this fountain. In 1897 the fountain was unveiled to honor Captain Governor Phillip. Achille Simonetti sculpted the piece. The fountain at the time of construction was £13,000 which made it the most expensive construction of the time.

The center piece of the fountain is the statue of Captain Governor Phillips . Below the main statue are reliefs of Justice, Patriotism and Education. Bronze figures of Neptune (for navigation), Agriculture, Cyclops (mining) and Commerce. Dolphins, clam shells, ships and plaques depicting Aboriginal people are also decorating the fountain. It is a pretty fountain and you must walk around it to see all of the details.

Address: intersection of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 31, 2010
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