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The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney. It is named after J. F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin magazine, who bequeathed funds to have it built. Archibald specified that it must be designed by a French artist, both because of his great love of French culture and to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. He wished Sydney to aspire to Parisian civic design and ornamentation. The artist chosen was François-Léon Sicard, who completed it in Paris in 1926 but never saw the sculpture be placed in Sydney, where it was unveiled on 14 March 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Samuel Walder.
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A beautiful huge fountain with the gorgeous Hyde Park surrounding and views of St Marys Cathedral on one side. Read up on the significance of the statues including Apollo, Diana, Pan and Theseus. A... more »
Visited on Wednesday 13th November. Has to be the most interesting fountain in Hyde Park and well worth stopping to have a look at. more »
Unique and beautiful fountain surrounded by vibrant flowers and lush green vegetation. This is a great place to simply relax or use as a rendezvous point when meeting up with friends. There are plenty of park benches located near the fountain.
Very nice area in the park with a lot of interesting things surrounding it. Definitely go there if you're a tourist and do the free walking tour of the city in the morning.
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