Stanford Fountain

William Stanford designed and carved the fountain during his incarceration at Pentridge Prison. In 1871 the fountain was erected in Carpentaria Place (now Gordons Reserve) for which William received no payments. He used a stuffed eagle-hawk as his model for the birds and the Champ's (Governor of Pentridge) son for the cupid figure.
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Stanford Fountain


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  1. wenn, u really do your homework on the trips that u go to.. good la.. i will be too lazy to dig up information. :)

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  2. lovely shots and thanks for the mini tour.

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  3. Thanks for the great info. I do love learning from your experiences.

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  4. very nicely built fountain.. :)

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  5. Looks like a great place and fountain:-)

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  6. Very interesting! Thanks Wenn!

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  7. Pretty fountain and thanks for the info!

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  8. love historic sites like this :-)

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  9. Hmmm...I thing the one in Malacca is more beautiful. :p

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  10. was he freed from prison after completion?

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