How Curries Fountain got it’s name

The Famous Curries Fountain in the heart of Durban’s CBD has a phenomenal story to it. The year is 1878 and a terrible drought hits Durban. This causes a severe shortage of water. This prompts Councillor H.W. Currie to sink an artesian well in search of water in the area below the Durban Botanic Gardens. […]

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The Famous Curries Fountain in the heart of Durban’s CBD has a phenomenal story to it.

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The year is 1878 and a terrible drought hits Durban. This causes a severe shortage of water. This prompts Councillor H.W. Currie to sink an artesian well in search of water in the area below the Durban Botanic Gardens.

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The attempt strikes water and the well, named Currie’s Fountain, delivers 50,000 gallons of water to the town every day, through pipes which are laid for the purpose.