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19-January-2013
19-January-2013
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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.

 

Location

Address:Church Street, Bellingen Park, Bellingen, 2454
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.454167
Long: 152.896667
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
Front Inscription

1908   2008
Centenary of Rugby League

This site is recognised as being of great significance
in the history of Australian Rugby League

Bellingen Park 
The Bellingen Rugby League Club was established soon after the arrival of Rugby League in Australia in 1908.  The club achieved early success in inter-district challenge competitions before becoming a prominent member of NSWCRL Group 2.  In 1981 Bellingen was awarded the Clayton Cup as the most successful club in country New South Wales.

Saluting The Past - Celebrating The Present - Inspiring The Future

Source: MA
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