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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.
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.
|Address:||Darling Street, Balmain Town Hall, Balmain, 2041|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.856389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1908|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2008|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2008|
This site is recognised as being of great significance to the history of Australian Rugby League
BALMAIN TOWN HALL
The inaugural meeting of the Balmain District Rugby League Football Club was held at this location. Almost 3 months later, on 20 April, Balmain defeated Western Suburbs 24 -0 at Birchgrove Oval in the opening round of Australian rugby league's first premiership season.
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