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Ned Williams
Ned Williams

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A white marble drinking fountain, erected by his friends commemorates the work of `Ned` Williams  who took a leading part in the transformation of a swampy waste into Lake Wendouree and the promotion of aquatic and `other manly sports`.


Address:Wendouree Drive, View Point, Ballarat, 3350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.553733
Long: 143.841739
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:W. Morris & Son


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1901
Front Inscription

Ned Williams born at Bristol, England November 4th 1825, Died at Ballarat September 7th 1900.

His heart was kind and true. He took a leading part in transforming Wendouree from a swampy waste into a picturesque lake and was ever foremost in establishing and promoting aquatic and other manly sports.

Back Inscription

Erected by the Friends of Edward King [Ned] Williams.

In commemoration of his qualities as a pioneer citizen, oarsman, athlete, and sportsman

Source: MA,RUMV
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