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25-May-2019
25-May-2019
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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and recognises the Barcaldine Rugby League Football Club. It also commemorates the "Black and White" games which took place at Barcaldine in 1962.  

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.

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:Showground Road, Barcaldine Rugby League Clubhouse, Barcaldine Showgrounds, Barcaldine, 4725
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.550278
Long: 145.293889
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
Front Inscription
1908                      2008
Centenary of Rugby League

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


Barcaldine Rugby League Football Club
This plaque commemorates the the 'Black and White' games born out of a friendly conversation that took place in Barcaldine in 1962. The local Aboriginal footballers claimed that Barcaldine could not win without them. The white players disagreed, so a game of 'Blacks' v 'Whites' was organised, with proceeds going to charity. 

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