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A plaque commemorates the centenary of rugby league in 2008.

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, 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.

The Illawarra Steelers Club has been the home of rugby league in the district since its opening and has played host to all levels of the game. A fundraising Gold Membership scheme was introduced with 631 memberships sold ensuring the venture.


Address:Burelli and Harbour Streets , Illawarra Steelers Club , Wollongong, 2500
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.427379
Long: 150.901717
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 10th July, 2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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