Gordon Reserve

Gordon Reserve – Melbourne, Australia

The Gordon Reserve is a small triangle of land bounded by Spring Street and Macarthur Street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The reserve contains the Stanford Fountain (1870), the Gordon of Khartoum Memorial (1889), the Adam Lindsay Gordon Memorial (1932), the underground women's public toilet (c1924), and five Canary Island date palms. The Reserve was originally part of the Parliament House grounds, but it became detached from these in 1863 and was called Carpentaria Place. The Gordon Reserve is of historical significance as an exemplar of colonial commemoration, celebrating the redemptive qualities of the Stanford fountain, as well as the grandeur…