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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`. 

The fountain was unveiled at the conclusion of the sculling championship which was held on the 18th December 1901. 


Address:Wendouree Parade , 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


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 18th December, 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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