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Plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and also the historical significance of the site.

The first meeting leading to the establishment of rugby league in Newcastle took place at this site on February 8, 1908, in the restaurant and refreshment rooms of James H. Pike. By mid-April, a group of rebel footballers had formed a Newcastle league team to join the first NSWRL premiership competition.

Location

Address:Bolton Street, former site of Pike`s Rooms, Newcastle, 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928611
Long: 151.782784
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2008
Source: MA
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