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Pugi Brothers, Venere di Canova, 1892, marble. Photo Sam Roberts

Venere di Canova

Pugi Brothers

Venere di Canova (Canova’s Venus) was Adelaide’s first public street statue. The first of three statues donated to the city by wealthy pastoralist, mining magnate and parliamentarian William Austin Horn, it was unveiled on 3 September 1892. His other donations were The Farnese Hercules and The Athlete.

Prince Henry Gardens, North Terrace

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