Memorial: M5436

Location

Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia

Details

Description: A 5m bronze statue of Philip looks towards Sydney heads holding the British flag and a charter of government. The base has radiating bronze figures of Neptune, Cyclops, Commerce and Agriculture. The two mythical figures replaced a planned figure of a minor and a sailor, following a government suggestion that classical figures would be better received by the public. The whole is designed as a fountain.
Type: Statue
Date Erected: 1897
Artists: Achille Simonetti

Event

British colonization of Australia

People

Phillip, Arthur
Age:
Date of Death: 31/8/1814
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Erected in celebration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
Bibliography: Michael Hedger 'Public Sculpture in Australia' (Roseville East, NSW, c.1995) p. 14.

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