Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sydney Hospital, Robert Brough Memorial Fountain

The ornate Robert Brough Memorial Fountain is located near the Nightingale Wing of Sydney Hospital. This three tiered cast iron fountain from the Colebrookdale (UK) factory features a group of brolgas surmounted by black swans. It is dedicated to Robert Brough (1857 - 1906) an actor born in England and made his debut there as a comedian in 1870. He and his actress wife, Florence Trevelyn, travelled to Australia in 1885, where their combined talents in musical comedy endeared them to audiences.

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty fountain Jim and really informative link.

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  2. A very pretty fountain design. I even like the sunny alternative colouring beneath the "bowls" for the water.

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  3. Wonderful photo and your header is so full of color...nice to see this time of year. cheers.

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    1. Thanks, Nora. It was my favourite photo from last year.

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  4. Wonderful fountain.
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  5. This is one beautiful fountain. Love the tiers.

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  6. What a great way to remember a great actor. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. So beautiful! Sydney is definitely on my bucket list!
    :-)
    Traci

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