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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and the home of the Canberra Raiders Rugby League team.

This venue (formerly known as Bruce Stadium) was constructed in 1977 for the Pacific Conference Games. It has been the home ground of the Canberra Raiders Rugby League Football Club since 1990. Rugby League has been played in Canberra since the 1920s and in 1982 the Raiders joined the premiership competition.

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.

Location

Address:Battye Street, Canberra Stadium, Bruce, 2617
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.249302
Long: 149.101649
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Source: MA
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