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Captain Cook Fountain moved to City Walk?

By gargamel - 12 September 2008 18

[First filed: September 11, 2008 @ 15:07]

A colleague of mine just returned from lunch telling me that work on some pavement in the city walk / garema place area has caused a pipe to burst. 

The result being a huge waterspout – anyone got any pics?

[ED – images to if you would be so kind]

Slideshow below, thanks to Toriness, elab, deceit, mad_kiwi, and grazingshoulders:

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18 Responses to
Captain Cook Fountain moved to City Walk?
Thumper 9:00 am 12 Sep 08

Haha, most excellent!

LlamaFrog 8:52 am 12 Sep 08

I feel the need to write ‘Fail’ next to each of those pictures

s-s-a 8:45 am 12 Sep 08


SamTSeppo 5:00 am 12 Sep 08

That first pic from toriness: very nice! That water jet actually quite improves the look of Garema place.

Jonathon Reynolds 11:38 pm 11 Sep 08

Can’t anyone see the significance? 911 coincidental timing… This was obviously a New Zealand terrorist attack…. they were trying to drown Canberra.

Quick lets go invade New Zealand …
I’m sure there will be some sort of WMD we can find there to justify invasion.

Vic Bitterman 9:23 pm 11 Sep 08

Can’t wait to see the ‘megalitres used’ signs at the side of the road tomorrow 🙂

Pandy 7:47 pm 11 Sep 08

Stanhope offering the great unwashed a cold shower?

LlamaFrog 6:17 pm 11 Sep 08

with photos this is a five star post

lisagrace 3:59 pm 11 Sep 08

I know one of the guys thats been working down there, oopsey daisey!

Gord0 3:51 pm 11 Sep 08

Gord0 said :

couple of phone vids below of it if you are *really* bored…

..a witness said a workman had a go at it with a spanner when it was still just a piddle and one crank later James cook appeared…righty tighty or lefty loosey ??

Gord0 3:40 pm 11 Sep 08

couple of phone vids below of it if you are *really* bored…

Granny 3:28 pm 11 Sep 08


One of my favourite books is “The Book of Heroic Failures”, and I just love it when somebody does something so magnificently and gloriously incompetent!

: )

Well done that fool!!

gargamel 3:20 pm 11 Sep 08


Half an hour plus of water splooshing all over the place must be cause for us to go to level 4 water restrictions though!

Overheard 3:17 pm 11 Sep 08

And right on cue, it’s just stopped!

Overheard 3:16 pm 11 Sep 08

Got a superb picture from the sixth floor here, but sadly no camera.

What’s especially nice is the symmetry of the real Captain Cook Fountain making a similar arc and spray in the background. I dread to think what it’s like on the ground near the little version — must be satched (picked that word up from the kids) Must have been going for about half an hour now. Would look superb if you work in Garema Court.

Just for an extra bit of something, I’m told the spout is just outside the entrance to ACTEWAGL (don’t quote me).

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