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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and also the historical significance of the site.

The first meeting leading to the establishment of rugby league in Newcastle took place at this site on February 8, 1908, in the restaurant and refreshment rooms of James H. Pike. By mid-April, a group of rebel footballers had formed a Newcastle league team to join the first NSWRL premiership competition.

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:Bolton Street, former site of Pike`s Rooms, Newcastle, 2300
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.928611
Long: 151.782784
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


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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