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The plaque commemorates Ken Booth (1926-1988), schoolteacher, sportsman and politician. Ken was a resident of Glendale. 

On the election of Neville Wran’s government in 1976, Booth became minister for sport, recreation and tourism, although in opposition he had been shadow minister for education.

Throughout his life Booth was an enthusiastic sportsman. He played first-grade soccer in the Hunter region and in Sydney, first-grade cricket at Kurri Kurri and A-grade basketball at Newcastle, as well as Rugby League, Rugby Union, tennis and hockey. In the Newcastle district he was involved in sports administration.


Address:Stockland Drive, Ken Booth Gymnastics Centre, Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale, 2285
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.933404
Long: 151.644947
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Source: ADB
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