Centenary of Rugby LeaguePrint Page
A Plaque commemorates the Centenary of Rugby League in 2008 and the historical significance of the site.
Dicey Rileys Hotel is regarded as the birthplace of rugby league in the Illawarra. Formerly known as the old Terminus, near Wollongong Railway Station, the hotel was also referred to as Dr Macs. The first meeting of the new rugby code dates back to 1910, with the competition kicking off in 1911. Teams participating were Dapto, Unanderra, Mt Keira, Helensburgh and Wollongong, with Wollongong being the inaugural premiers.
|Address:||333 Crown Street, Dicey Rileys Hotel, Wollongong, 2500|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.425833|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1908|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2008|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 7th July, 2008|