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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
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A plaque commemorates the Centenary of Rugby League and the site of Rugby League in Bathurst.

The Centenary Plaques Programme was put in place by the Centenary of Rugby League Committee to commemorate sites of historical significance to Rugby League - such as stadiums, suburban grounds and club formation sites. Nearly every aspect of Australia’s Rugby League landscape is covered by a Centenary Plaque – with plaques dedicated to the commemoration of Indigenous Rugby League, National Rugby League (NRL) first-grade clubs, foundation clubs, former Premiership clubs, New South Wales and Queensland Country, and those sites which were host to the foundation of the game itself in Australia.

The plaque itself bears a prominent Centenary logo, the venue name, and a short paragraph of site-specific text on why the venue has been selected as a site of historical significance to Australian Rugby League

Rugby League was first played in Bathurst on April 26, 1913. That day South Sydney played North Sydney at the Sportsground, which remained the premier venue for Group 10 Rugby League until the development of Carrington Park in 1984.

Location

Address:Howick Street, Carrington Park, Bathurst, 2795
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.419065
Long: 149.584545
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th April, 2008
Front Inscription

1908  2008
Centenary of Rugby League

This site is recognised as being of great significance in the history of Australian Rugby League

Carrington Park and Bathurst Sportsground

Rugby League was first played in Bathurst on April 26, 1913. That day South Sydney played North Sydney at the Sportsground, which remained the premier venue for Group 10 Rugby League until the development of Carrington Park in 1984.

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