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

Rugby League has been part of Darwin sporting life since 1940 when the first games were staged involving services personnel. This ground has been the home base of the Northern Territory RL since 1964 and has hosted premiership and international fixtures.

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:Richardson Drive, Richardson Park, Ludmilla, 0820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.424444
Long: 130.8525
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:Wednesday 16th April, 2008
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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