Rugby League in Rockhampton: Celebrating 100 years
3 March 2018 – 17 June 2018
Relive some of the great moments, remember the games, and discover the history of rugby league in Rockhampton through rarely seen memorabilia and footage at Rugby League in Rockhampton: Celebrating 100 years at Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Beginning 1918 under the leadership of President James Larcombe, the game has grown in success and story involving a multitude of prominent players and passionate supporters. In 1919 and again in 1928 Rockhampton hosted games against an international side; a clear indication of the skill and status of the region’s league. In 1958 Murray Street oval was renamed Browne Park after President John (Jack) Browne. Since this time the field has seen successive modifications and is now described as one of Queensland’s best regional rugby league venues.
Combining material from private and public collections, the exhibition brings together a century of sporting memories and triumphs showcasing a proud past and present. Bring the team and be part of the celebrations at Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Anderson Room
Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery.
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