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03-October-2018
03-October-2018

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The granite plaque commemorates the playing career of John Hobby and his contribution to Country Rugby League. John Hobby was born in Coolah. John passed away in 1991 at the age of 53. 

Location

Address:Binnia Street, Bowen Oval Grandstand, Coolah, 2843
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.820818
Long: 149.720895
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN HOBBY
BORN IN COOLAH 24-7-38
DIED IN TUMUT 23-11-91
THE FOLLOWING IS A SHORT EXTRACT OF

JOHN`S GREAT CAREER IN
COUNTRY RUGBY LEAGUE
1956 - 59 PLAYED WITH COOLAH
1960 - 61 PLAYED WITH BATHURST RAILWAY
1962 -65 CAPTAIN- COACH OF EUGOWRA
                PREMIERS 1963-64 - 65
1966 - 69 CAPTAIN-COACH WESTERN SUBURBS
                NEWCASTLE PREMIERS 1966
1970-74-76 CAPTAIN- COACH TUMUT
                    PREMIERS 1970 & 73
                    RUNNERS-UP  1971 -72 
1980  NON-PLAYING COACH TUMUT
1960-61-63-64-65-66-69-70-71
REPRESENTED WESTERN DIVISION
NEWCASTLE DIVISION & RIVERINA DIVISION
AT LEAST 30 TIMES, WINNING THE 
CALTEX CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ALL THREE
1960-63-64-68 REPRESENTED COUNTRY
1960--63-64-68
REPRESENTED COUNTRY AGAINST FRANCE, 
NEW ZEALAND & GREAT BRITAIN
1984 NON-PLAYING COACH RIVERINA DIVISION
RUNNERS-UP CALTEX CHAMPIONSHIP
                          ~
ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS HELD AFTER 1984
PRESIDENT OF TUMUT RLFC LIMITED
VICE-PRESIDENT GROUP NINE
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT GROUP NINE
COUNTRY SELECTOR 1985-86-87-88-89-90

A MAGNIFICENT CAREER AS A PLAYER,
CAPTAIN, COACH, ADMINISTRATOR & 
SELECTOR UNEQUALED IN THE HISTORY
OF COUNTRY RUGBY LEAGUE
A GREAT MAN FOR A GREAT GAME



  

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