Colour Photograph: Victoria Square, 1985

Joan Woodward
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One landscape colour photograph taken in 1985 showing Victoria Square, Christchurch looking towards Colombo and Armagh Street. Features shown include the Bowker Fountain and Captain Cook statue.
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Victoria Square in central Christchurch features several pieces of public artwork, two of which, the Bowker Fountain and the statue of Captain James Cook, are featured in this photograph from 1985. The H L Bowker fountain was donated to Christchurch city in 1915 in the will of Henry Layton Bowker, an early settler to Christchurch. It wasn’t until 1931 that the fountain was erected on the site of the former animal pound in the square. The marble statue of Captain James Cook commemorates his three voyages around New Zealand. It was made by William Trethewey and gifted to the city by M F Barnett in 1932.
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Pic 97/56/193
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Pic 97/56/193
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