Archibald Memorial Fountain


This fountain commemorates the association of France and Australia in the Great War, 1914-1918. The fountain's donor, F.J. Archibald, was for many years editor of the Bulletin magazine, and decreed in his will that the fountain should be built for the above commemorative purpose. Archibald also endowed the important 'Archibald Portrait Prize', awarded each year by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. See a DETAILED DESCRIPTION of this magnificent bronze and granite fountain, with notes by the sculptor, Francois Sicard.


This fountain is a gift of the late J.F. Archibald to his fellow countryman and is intended in terms of his will to commemorate the association of Australia and France in the Great War 1914 - 1918. It was erected in 1932 and is the work of Francois Sicard, Sculptor, Paris.

Hyde Park (North)
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
Memorial type
  • Fountain
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales
Established date
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Dedication date: 
Dedication date
14 March 1932
  • First World War, 1914–18

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