Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Thirsty? Bubbler beside the Parramatta River, with Lennox Bridge beyond.
Bubblers have been widely used in Sydney since shortly after 1909 (prior to that they were rare, and consisted of a Drinking Fountain with a cup chained to one side).
In 1909, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens - J. H. Maiden - stated 'Every street in Sydney should have its drinking-fountain. It should be at least as easy to obtain a drink of pure water as a glass of milk or beer. Sydney is a sub-tropical city, and sometimes it is warm and sometimes it is dusty … Sydney should be a city of fountains.' And as you can see, this soon became a reality.
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