The El Alamein Memorial Fountain is located in Fitzroy Gardens, Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross. It was designed by architects Woodward and Taranto and built on 18 November 1961.
The lively burst of water of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain commemorates the significant role played by the Ninth Division of the Australian Imperial Forces in the Allied victory at the famous battle of El Alamein, Egypt, during World War II. The victory,helped turn the tide of the North Africa campaign in favour of the Allies.
The restoration works undertaken consisted of:
Meeting all stringent hold and witness points
Cleaning to all fountain elements
Replacing missing and defective tiles
Removing and replace sealant joints
Refurbishing of dandelion fountain centrepiece, bronze weir sections, existing vents, light shrouds, plaques and other metal work fittings.
Restoring existing stonework – including lifting and relaying copings, stone and concrete patching and pointing
Cleaning of existing tiles with poultice
Tree root barrier installation and making good existing pavements
Coordinating with services contractors