Several sculptures are noted within the pages of this guide, a few
require special mention; the statue of Bourke and Wills was
Melbourne's first and only monument for 25 years following its
erection in 1865. Explorers Bourke and Wills were the first white
men to cross the continent from south to north before perishing
on the return journey. Their monument has been moved on
several occasions but now stands on Swanston St Walk near the
corner of Collins St (by the City Square development).
Beyond the Ocean of Existence is an angel above a large ball by
Tasmania sculptor Loretta Quinn, in Swanston St Walk near the
Flinders Lane intersection, guarding the City Square.
Ceremony and Vehicle for Conveying Spirit on the median strip
at the corner of Little Collins and Russell Sts is built on the
concept of a journey and the pomp of a ceremonial procession by
Maurie Hughes. It serves as a vent.
Closer to Bourke St is A History Apparatus Vessel, Craft and
Beacon, an aluminium and fibreglass sculpture representing the
past, present and future. It replaced a public toilet and looks like a
cistern ball cock!
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