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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.


Address:Centennial Street, Henson Park, Marrickville, 2204
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.903611
Long: 151.1575
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

Henson Park

The first game of premiership rugby league was played here on 11 april, 1936, when Newtown defeated University 20 - 0.  The Newtown RLFC played home games here for most of the years from 1936 to 1983 and returned in 2000.  The ground has long been considered the club`s spiritual home.

Saluting the past - Celebrating the present - Inspiring the future

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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