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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby league and the historical significance of the site.

Rugby League was first played in Townsville in 1914 and the city became the first centre for the game in North Queensland. This venue, formerly known as Willows Paceway, has been the home ground of the North Queensland Cowboys since 1995.

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.



Address:Golf Links Drive, Dairy Farmers Stadium, Kirwan, 4817
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.315436
Long: 146.711291
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th April, 2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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