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The Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain

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Grab a drink of water

Just outside the Visitor Information Centre this a very interesting design for a simple drinking... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Tony W
Unusual design

I am intrigued by the stylised swans on the fountain. It did not seem to offer any water when I saw... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Cnr Syme St and Nelson Place, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went on the Gourmet Paws tour of Williamstown and was facinated to find that the Wilkinson Fountain was donated by a non drinking Scots man - I had never heard of such a thing (being of Scottish heritage) secondly I love his optimism that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it has been said the Reverend Wilkinson did not like alcohol and presumably those that embibed and as the guy who ran the Holy Trinity Church down the road he erected this fountain so that there was fresh water rather than booze from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

Just outside the Visitor Information Centre this a very interesting design for a simple drinking water fountain. Grab a drink while you are there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restoration, pride of place out the front of the information centre. And it works!!! Recommend you explore this piece of history

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I am intrigued by the stylised swans on the fountain. It did not seem to offer any water when I saw it, but I did had fun just looking at it. It is right next to the Info Centre and there are toilets there as...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It was imported from Glasgow in 1875 and is one of very few cast iron drinking fountains left in Australia. It sits near the Visitor Information Centre in Commonwealth Reserve on Nelson Place, its name coming from the Reverend George Wilkinson the Anglican Minister from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited yesterday & always make sure to take a photo next to the stunning, heritage drinking fountain. It has been lovingly restored & placed right in front of the tourist bureau near the pier. Truly a piece of living history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The tourist information center was just behind the memorial drinking fountain. The fountain is part of history of this town.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Quack H
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very well maintained historical fountain. A real show stopper and photo opportunity. Right in the centre of town and accessible to everyone.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 413Donna1962
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is an interesting old drinking fountain on Nelson Place and has some history and worth a visit but it is not that special

Date of experience: August 2016
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