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The Peacock fountain

The Peacock fountain

The Peacock fountain is one of the glories of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Dating from 1911, it was the result of a bequest by prominent Christchurch businessman and politician John Peacock. It is a fine example of Edwardian ornamental cast ironwork. By 1949 the internal pipes had deteriorated and the fountain was removed. In 1996 restoration began, and it was officially reopened in 1997.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Central Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10218/the-peacock-fountain (accessed 28 March 2017)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015