Previously I've written about a pair of drinking fountains in Yarra Park at either end of Brunton Avenue (see thumbnail images, right). Recently I found another one in Carlton and, as you can see, the design of all three fountains is identical.
This one is in Hardy Reserve, directly behind the Melbourne General Cemetery.
It bears a plaque explaining the reserve is named after Cr Robert John Hardy who was a local representative for Victoria Ward on Melbourne City Council from 17 May 1915 to 23 May 1937.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.