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The plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and recognises Central Western Rugby League which commenced in 1919. 

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 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:Showground Road, Barcaldine Rugby League Clubhouse, Barcaldine Showgrounds, Barcaldine, 4725
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.550278
Long: 145.293889
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: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 

Central Western Rugby League 
Rugby league was first played in Central West on May 11, 1919, when matches between teams formed from the local communities were played simultaneously at Barcaldine and Longreach. Three months later, a team from Longreach travelled to Barcaldine to play in the region`s first inter-town match.

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