Heritage Places of Adelaide

Statue of Hercules


Pennington Garden West NORTH ADELAIDE


State Heritage Place

The Statue of Hercules was Adelaide's second piece of public art. A copy of a classical masterpiece, the statue was presented to the City of Adelaide by a wealthy individual, W A Horn, who hoped to ornament the city with what was considered appropriate public art. William Horn was a notable nineteenth-century figure, and was involved with securing the Moonta-Wallaroo Mines for W W Hughes, organising and funding the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, and also served as MP for Flinders between 1887 and 1893. He was said to be 'one of the most generous public men' in South Australian history.

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 11 June 1998
  • Heritage Listing Criteria:

    Criteria A: it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history;

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