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Diggers Memorial Fountain
Kimberley, Northern Cape

Herman WALD: Artist

Date:1960
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
28°44'39.30" S 24°46'04.00" E Alt: 1239m

This heroic five-figure fountain-ensemble was commissioned from Herman Wald to honour the men "who pioneered the diamond industry" for the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens in Kimberley. The presence of such a fountain in the dry mining city was obviously intended as a symbol of hard work, economic success and good government.

(Kimberley City Portal website accessed 2019 03 26)