Dictionary of Sydney

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Lewis Wolfe Levy Fountain

Drinking fountain in the Royal Botanic Gardens, with a red granite base with Art Nouveau bronze statue of a young girl standing amid reeds, a heron and frogs. The fountain was a gift to the people of Sydney  in 1889from the Levy family in memory of Lewis Wofle Levy (1815–85), politician and businessman. The statue, by C B Birch (1832–93), is an important example of aestheticism in Sydney.

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