Wednesday 20 September 2006

Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain, located in Hyde Park, was constructed in granite and bronze. It depicts Apollo surrounded by other mythological characters of ancient Greece. It is named after J.F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin, a newspaper which later became a magazine that encouraged writers to write about Australia. He bequeathed funds to build the fountain to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. It was designed by French artist Francois Sicard and was unveiled on 14 March 1932.

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