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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, 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 plaque commemorates the former site of the Railway Hotel which in February 1908 was host to a group of disgruntled rugby union players who first conceived the idea of a Queensland rugby league body.


Address:200 Roma Street, Police Headquarters, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466557
Long: 153.018241
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:28-February-1908
Actual Event End Date:28-February-1908


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

Railway Hotel, Roma Street

A meeting held at this site in February 28, 1908, led to the formation of the Queensland Rugby Association, to be later known as the Queensland Rugby Football League

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Source: MA
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