Peter Pan Statue

Aug 10th 2010
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The bronze boy who never grows up

Melbourne's Peter Pan statue has been a traveller over the years. Commissioned in 1926 by long-serving Melbourne councillor Charles Jeffries, the statue was first placed in Alexandra Gardens, then moved to the conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens. It was removed for conservation in 1989 and finally found its new home at the Melbourne Zoo in 1993.

The statue of JM Barrie's perennial child is not a replica of the one in Regent's Park, UK. It was designed by Paul Montford (who also crafted the statue of Adam Lindsay Gordon) and features native Australian animals.

To find it, visit Melbourne Zoo and walk down the main drive. The statue is tucked into a little glade near the main entrance. Just look for the parents and children stopping to express their delight!

Catch the train to Royal Park Station, or tram 55 directly to the zoo's rear gate at stop 26.


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CategoriesLiterary Curios, Young Readers
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Price detailsAdult $25; Child $13; Concession $19; Family $56
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