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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.

When the Rugby League formed in Australia in 1908, one of the original teams was "Cumberland". The meeting to form "Cumberland' was held at the Horse & Jockey Hotel in that year. Although the Cumberland team were shortlived, they hold historical importance as being one of the original teams.



Address:70 Parramatta Road, Horse & Jockey Hotel, Homebush, 2140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.865207
Long: 151.085722
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

Horse & Jockey Hotel, Homebsuh

The Cumberland rugby league club was established at this location on the evening of 20 April, 1908.  The inaugural round of rugby league in Australia being played that afternoon in Sydney.  Cumberland made its premiership debut on May 9 and survived until the end of the 1908 season.

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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