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10-May-2017
10-May-2017
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the centenary of Australian Rules football.

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.82007
Long: 144.983439
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:07-August-1858
Actual Event End Date:07-August-1958

Dedication

Front Inscription

Australian Football 
1858 - 1958.

On this site the first game of Australian Football was played on August  7th 1858, between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School.

To commemorate the centenary of the Australian game all states of the Commonwealth and the A.C.T. participated in an All-Australian Championship, played here on 2nd to 12th July 1958..

Australian National Football Council

R. P. Rodriguez S. N.  President.
C. Bruce Andrew J.P.  Secretary.

Populo ludus populi.

 

Source: MA
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