Da Gama Clock

Originally situated in Bamboo Square opposite the Point Railway station,  this fountain  was relocated to the corner of Aliwal St. and Victoria Embankment, because of the deterioration of the original site.   To commemorate the first sighting of Durban by the explorer Vasco  Da Gama on Christmas day  1497, the  Portuguese community donated a  colourful  memorial fountain.  It was unveiled in 1897 and consists of a number of cast-iron catalogue items from the British foundry of MacFarlands.  A four-faced clock is mounted on a perforated cast iron dome, which is richly embellished with dragons, owls, the Prince of Wales escutcheon  and many other Victorian historical decorations.  Under its canopy a statue of the biblical Samson breaking his bonds stands in the basin.  Nearby is a plaque that was unveiled in 1969 by the Portuguese ambassador on the sooth birthday of Vasco Da Gama.

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