At the south end of the Royal Botanic Gardens is the Governor Phillip Fountain. Phillip was a captain in the Royal British Navy and the first governor of New South Wales from 1788 until 1792. Below his 14.8 foot likeness are three reliefs illustrating education, justice and patriotism. They are encircled by bronze allegorical sculptures representing agriculture, commerce, mining and Neptune for navigation. You will also find plaques portraying Aboriginal people. This marble tribute, created by Achille Simonetti, was erected in the gardens in 1897.