Centenary of Rugby League - Central Park, Wingham, NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 31° 52.193 E 152° 22.458
56J E 440815 N 6473816
Quick Description: On the side of the base of the Vampire plane in Central Park is a plaque to commemorate the importance of Central Park to Rugby League.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 7/31/2017 1:25:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMWA2H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Long Description:
On the western side of Central Park in Wingham is the Static Aircraft displayed Vampire, but what is surprising is this bronze plaque attached to the concrete base. It reads:

"1908 ^ 2008
Centenary of Rugby League

This site is recognised as being of great significance in the history of Australia Rugby League.

Central Park
In a rugby union match played here on 22 July 22 1907, popular NSW and Australian forward Alec Burdon suffered a serious shoulder injury. Player unrest at rugby officialdom's indifference to the plight of Burdon and other injured footballers was a major factor in the formation of the NSW Rugby League on 8 August 1907.
SALUTING THE PAST * CELEBRATING THE PRESENT * INSPIRING THE FUTURE"

Photographed: 1434, Saturday, 19 March, 2016 There was a cricket match playing in Central Park that day!
Age/Event Date: 1907, 2008

Type of Historic Marker: Plaque only

Type of Historic Marker if other: Cast bronze plaque

Historic Resources.:
Manning Valley Historical Society, just to the south of Central Park.


Related Website: Not listed

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