Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Canberra Times Fountain
The Canberra Times Fountain by Robert Woodward, at the intersection of Ainslie Avenue and City Walk.
The fountain was commissioned by Federal Capital Press as a gift to the people of Canberra on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Canberra Times newspaper. Installed in 1979, and standing nearly 5 metres tall, the fountain is made of tube and rod fabricated stainless steed.
The designer, Bob Woodward, is probably more well known for the El Alamein Memorial Fountain in Kings Cross, Sydney, but he was also an architect and an athlete (he was a hurdler in the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, NZ). He died in February last year.