Statue of Hercules (Refer also to 13152B Adelaide General)

Statue of Hercules (Refer also to 13152B Adelaide General)

The Statue of Hercules was Adelaide's second piece of public art. A copy of a classical masterpiece the statue was presented to the City of Adelaide by a wealthy individual W A Horn who hoped to ornament the city with what was considered appropriate public art. William Horn was a notable nineteenth-century figure and was involved with securing the Moonta-Wallaroo Mines for W W Hughes organising and funding the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia and also served as MP for Flinders between 1887 and 1893. He was said to be 'one of the most generous public men' in South Australian history.

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The statue is historically significant for its association with William Horn.


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Images of Statue of Hercules (Refer also to 13152B Adelaide General)

 
Architects
Builders
Building materials
Architectural styles
3 Federation Period (c. 1890–c. 1915)
Construction
1892 -
Architecture and design features
bronze
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Lower North Adelaide
Council Ward
North
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
Adelaide City Council
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Commemorative, Statue
AS2482 classification
32240 - Monument - Column - Cairn - Cross - Shrine - Marker - Statue
Public Access
Access unrestricted
 
NTSA ID
State Heritage ID
16179
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1701
RNE ID
1701
Certificate of Title No.
CR 6074/515 H106100 S1626
NTSA file exists
No
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
Nil
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.1 Economic Cycles
3.1.3 Discovery of Copper
6.2 Recreation and Entertainment
6.2.7 Enjoying the natural environment
Topics
William Austin Horn
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK097
 

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