Centenary of Rugby League - Railway Hotel Print Page
The Centenary Plaques program 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.
The plaque commemorates the former site of the Railway Hotel which in February 1908 was host to a group of disgruntled rugby union players who first conceived the idea of a Queensland rugby league body.
|Address:||200 Roma Street, Police Headquarters, Brisbane, 4000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.466557|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||28-February-1908|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-February-1908|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2008|
Centenary of Rugby League
This site is recognised as being of great significance in the history of Australian Rugby League
Railway Hotel, Roma Street
A meeting held at this site in February 28, 1908, led to
the formation of the Queensland Rugby Association, to be later known as the Queensland Rugby Football League
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