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Statue of Mercury

1899

When the four-metre statue of Mercury was placed at the top of the Age newspaper building in Collins Street in 1899, people were assured the statue could not fall. It was held in place by a steel tube fixed three metres into the wall.Explore this Object 
Mercury is an appropriate symbol to represent a newspaper’s role in communication: he was the messenger of the Roman gods.
Cast statue of Mercury



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