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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, NRL first-grade clubs, foundation clubs, former Premiership clubs, NSW 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.

In 1972, a NSW All-Blacks team played Queensland in a Possibles and Probables match at Verge Street Oval in Kempsey. It was from this match that the first Australian Aboriginal squad was selected to play New Zealand.

 

Location

Address:Verge Street, Verge Street Oval, Kempsey, 2440
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.080502
Long: 152.832753
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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