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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and the historical significance of the site.

The Group 9 rugby league competition was established at a meeting at the Grand Hotel, Harden, on 27 April 1923. Group 9, which includes foundation sides Cootamundra, Young, Junee and Temora, has traditionally been one of the strongest competitions in Country Rugby League. This oval is the major venue for the game in Harden.

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:Station Street, McLean Oval, Harden, 2587
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.556389
Long: 148.368611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Source: MA
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