Unveiled on Saturday 6 August 2011, the Ray Warren Statue in Dobbyn Park, honours the legendary Channel 9 rugby league commentator who was born and bred in Junee.
The project was instigated by the 2GB Contiuous Call Team and strongly supported by Junee Shire Council, local businesses and residents.
Affectionately known as 'Rabbs', Ray Warren is most famous for his coverage of televised professional rugby league matches on the Nine Network, and his voice has become synonymous with important rugby league matches in Australia. He is often referred to as 'the voice of rugby league.'
Rabbs comes home By Neil Smith - The Limping Poet On the occasion of the unveiling of the Ray Warren Statue on 6 August 2011.
All around this land, Ray Warren is a household name, His race and sport game calling has earned him world-wide fame. One of many children , he made an early choice, He took a lively interest in painting pictures with his voice. Yes calling racing marbles as they rolled down the floor, Or phantom calling trots, perched in a tree what’s more. Then out the front of the TV store watching races in black and white, He practised his art till perfect, he practised day and night. Though other careers have crossed his path, the calling’s his calling you see, Now Ray’s well known across this land and long since left Junee. But his mates have banded together to say thanks, what a bloody great bloke. They’ve insisted on making his likeness, though it started as a bit of a joke. So they’ve honoured his name, forever he’ll stand, a fitting tribute, an effigy. He’s with us forever in Dobbyn Park, Ray’s finally come home to Junee.
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