Sir Leslie Morshead Memorial Fountain


A series of 36 tall, vertical brass pipes fluted at the top from which water cascades into a shallow red-tiled, circular pool at the base. Surrounding the the pool is a larger circular paved area which bears the inscription, at the perimeter of which are 20 smaller stone pillars. On one of these smaller pillars is the dedication plate and one to the new fountainhead.The memorial is located opposite the Mitchell Library.


[1] This fountain was erected in remembrance of Lieutentant General Sir Leslie Morshead KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED and all the men who served with him 1914-18 1939-45. [2] To a distinguised soldier and citizen Sir leslie Morshead KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED. This plaque was unveiled by His excellency The Governor of NSW Sir Roden Cutler, VC, KCMG, CBE, on the occasion of the setting in operation of the fountain by Lady Morshead on 27th November, 1966. (Woodward, Taranto and Wallace - Architects) [3] New Fountainhead 1983 Phill Taranto Architect

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Campaign Link
Leslie Morshead World War 1, World War 2 view
Royal Botanic Gardens,cnr Macquarie and Bent Streets
Sydney NSW 2000
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Memorial Location
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David Roden
Established date
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Dedication date: 
1966-11-27 00:00:00.0
Dedication date
27 November 1966

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