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Royal Arcade (between Bourke Street Mall and Little Collins Street), is Melbourne’s oldest, built in 1869, and features Gaunt’s clock and the two folklore giants of the ancient Britons, Gog and Magog, who strike the hour.

There is a sign below the clock headed “Gog and Magog” in Melbourne’s Royal Arcade and it reads thus:
These two 7-feet giants have been striking the time on Gaunt’s clock since 1842. They were carved from clear pine and modelled on the figures erected in Guildhall, London, in 1708 to symbolise the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan invaders."
Mythology tells of the giants Gog and Magog (also known as Corineus and Gogmagog) having been captured in battle by the Trojans and made to serve as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall. It is traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south.

Here is a link with interesting info regarding the clockmaker Thomas Gaunt. http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/themes...

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago

    excellent work !!!!!

  • Thanks G xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 2 years ago

    Wow. What a gorgeous capture, Ree!!!! :))

  • Thanks Colly xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 2 years ago

    Cool story…

  • Yes, I had a good time googling the maker etc

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous M !

  • Thanks B xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago
    THE TIME SHALL BE UNDERTAKEN!!!! WONDERFUL PERSPECTIVE,,,AN IMAGE WONDERFULLY SEVERE!!!!
  • Thanks sweetheart xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    I like it but also like the one with the pop of color but could not pull it up.

  • Thanks Donna, I made an executive decision and removed the other one. :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Karol Livote
    Karol Livoteabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thanks Karol :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 2 years ago

    WOW. AWESOME MAREE!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO

  • Thanks Shar xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 2 years ago

    Love the image and the history behind it…:))))

  • Thanks Thomas… I get lost in a bit of googling sometimes. I think I read about five different articles regarding the actual watchmaker lol

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.about 2 years ago

    Excellent! Love it big time!

  • Ohhh thanks big time :D

    – Maree Cardinale

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