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Monument commemorates Charity Worker, Warren Ball. 

Mr Ball was the managing director of Guille and Co. Newtown who died in 1932. Prior to his employment at Guille and Co., Mr Ball worked at Anthony Horderns.  Following a disasterous fire at Anthony Horderns at Haymarket in 1901, Mr Hall raised a considerable sum of money for the relief of sufferers and became engaged in many charitable causes.

WARREN BALL MEMORIAL.  L'Avenue, Newtown, has been renamed Warren Ball-avenue, and on a corner of it a granite obelisk has been erected by the Newtown Council and Citizens' Committee to the memory of Mr. Warren Ball, who died on May 25, 1932. An inscription described Mr. Ball as "prince of charity organisers." Mr. Ball was a businessman in the city and Newtown for many years. The Mayor of Newtown (Alderman F. A. Newnham) presided yesterday at the ceremony of unveiling the memorial. The unveiling was performed by Alderman J. V. Bugler (president of the memorial committee).
Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 1933. 


Warren Ball Avenue was originally named Kettle Avenue. From 1913 to 1948 the Park was under the care of the Newtown Council and the street was renamed L'Avenue. Following the installation of the monument the street was again renamed Warren Ball Avenue. The Warren Ball memorial was relocated to improve the visual and pedestrian links between King Street and Hollis Park. The memorial was originally made of granite and Bondi sandstone but restored with Pyrmont yellow block sandstone by South Sydney City Council.​

Location

Address:Warren Ball Avenue & Georgina Street, Hollis Park, Newtown, 2042
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.894363
Long: 151.185591
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th May, 1933
Front Inscription

ERECTED BY
NEWTOWN COUNCIL
AND CITIZENS COMMITTEE
TO PERPETUATE
THE MEMORY OF
MR WARREN BALL, J.P.
DIED MAY 25TH 1932
PRINCE OF CHARITY ORGANISERS.

Source: MA
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