Lake Macquarie History

Ferris Oval, Ferris Street, Charlestown

Named after Jim Ferris for his work in the sporting field and his community work. A member of the Charlestown Urban Committee. In 2008 Ferris Oval was closed by the redevelopment of Charlestown Square Shopping Centre, however the name was perpetuated by the naming of a new street called Ferris Street.

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