Arts, Culture & Heritage

George Harrison Statue

Last Updated: September 26, 2023
Artist

Mr. Tienie Pritchard

A Brief History

The statue was erected in 1988. It commemorates the discovery of gold by the prospector George Harrison. Harrison discovered the Witwatersrand Main Reef in 1886, leading to the development of Johannesburg.

Description

The sculpture depicts Mr. George Harrison. The bronze statue is 9m high with a 13m podium. The hat weighs 113 kg.

Artwork Signage

The statue was erected in 1988. It commemorates the discovery of gold by the prospector George Harrison. Harrison discovered the Witwatersrand Main Reef in 1886, leading to the development of Johannesburg.

Location & Address

Settlers Park, Bruma - next to Eastgate Shopping Centre