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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.

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.

Note : As at 1 May 2019, the plaque is not in a fixed position at the ground.  It is located in the club`s canteen.



Address:Wills Terrace, ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs, 0870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.696111
Long: 133.883611
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


Rugby League was first played in Alice Springs in 1943 when Central Australia played North Australia (Darwin) in a `Test`. 

The Central Australian Rugby Football League was founded in 1963.  This venue has become the major league ground in Alice Springs, with all junior and senior competition games being played here.

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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