These two attractive sculptures mounted on sandstone gate posts at the
Hotham Street entrance to the Fitzroy Gardens are the work of William
Leslie Bowles. He won first prize with these pieces in the Fitzroy
Gardens Sculpture Competition held in 1935. The "Boy and the Pelican"
and "Mermaid and Fish", sculpted in Pyrmont stone were erected on the
5th and 6th of October, 1936.