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Mooney Memorial Fountain, Brisbane

Mooney Memorial Fountain - Brisbane, Australia
Mooney Memorial Fountain
118 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000Map
+61 7 3403 8888(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Central Brisbane
Overview

In 1887 Fireman James Mooney (a native of New York) lost his life fighting a fire in a Queen Street city grocery warehouse, allegedly when a barrel of rum exploded! This memorial was funded by the public, but at first with no mention of his name, it was mistakenly omitted. It took many years of public pressure, and finally in 1988 a plaque to his memory was attached to the reverse side. Sit on a bench under the Moreton Bay fig tree and ponder the relationship between statues and pigeons.

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Mooney Memorial Fountain General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Central
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