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The Hochgurtel Fountain

The Hochgurtel fountain in front of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building was designed in 1880 by Joseph Hochgurtel, an immigrant from Cologne, and his colleague August Saupe. The fountain represents innocence and potential of youth, along with symbols of industry, science, commerce and art; a steam engine, telescope, surveying implements, a sailing ship, a globe of the world and musical instruments.

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Dave Walsh 2009
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Melbourne
The Hochgurtel fountain in front of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building was designed in 1880 by Joseph Hochgurtel, an immigrant from Cologne, and his colleague August Saupe. The fountain represents innocence and potential of youth, along with  symbols of industry, science, commerce and art; a steam engine, telescope, surveying implements, a sailing ship, a globe of the world and musical instruments.