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Adrian Jones , Captain Charles Sturt, 1916, bronze. Photo Sam Roberts

Captain Charles Sturt

Adrian Jones

Unveiled in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga in 1916 Jones' statue of Captain Charles Sturt is very different from the other formally attired statues that feature in the square. Sturt is dressed as a workman someone who is about to leave the city and explore new terrains. Carrying the necessary provisions of map, compass, telescope and the most important water bottle. This statue shows the shift in the Australian psyche of the time with its depiction of the romanticised figure conquering the unknown.

Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, King William Street

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