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Plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and the site of the first Rugby League matches played in Australia.

This ground was the site of two matches played on April 20, 1908, the opening day of club rugby league in Australia. South Sydney defeated North Sydney 11-7 in the first game then Balmain defeated Western Suburbs 24-0. Birchgrove Oval was the home ground of the Balmain DRLFC from 1908 until 1932.

Location

Address:The Terrace, Birchgrove Oval, Birchgrove, 2041
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.850237
Long: 151.180841
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:20-April-1908
Actual Event End Date:20-April-2008

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 20th April, 2008
Source: MA
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