King Edwards Park Fountain

This fountain was originally on Scott Street in central Newcastle in 1879. Once a vital piece of urban infrastructure as it pre-dated potable water in this city, its location was close to the main railway station and its design included troughs for dogs, horses and cattle as well as offering clean water to all who passed by. The city engineer had it moved to its current location in King Edward’s Park (then called the “Upper Reservoir”) in 1888 after the introduction of piped water in Newcastle’s town centre.

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