Historical information

The Starkie drinking fountain was erected to commemorate the work done by Joseph Starkie to formation of the Sunbury Waterworks Trust in 1905. This later led to the establishment of a water supply system in Sunbury. Originally the fountain was at the intersection of O'Shanassy and Brook Streets. As the shopping centre expanded, the fountain was moved to a reserve in the Village Green.


The establishment of a town water supply system in Sunbury in the early years of the nineteenth century was quite an achievement.

Physical description

A coloured photograph of a drinking fountain set in a grassed area. Parked cars can be seen in the background.