There has been comment over the last few weeks how very few celebrations, civic projects and memorials have been planned for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee on the throne of Great Britain, (and Australia). One article in the Sydney Morning Herald compared what the then colony of New South Wales did in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's 60 years on the throne.
They mentioned a number of marble drinking fountains that were erected across the colony. As luck would have it I walked past one in Lismore it just the other day.
I wonder if Queen Elizabeth took a refreshing sip from her Great Grand-mama's marble bubbler when she visited Lismore in 1954. More on that tomorrow.