WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

4 February - 1 April 2012


LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: 100 YEARS OF RUGBY LEAGUE


Starting as a breakaway football competition established in defiance of the New South Wales Rugby Union, league has grown to become one of the most popular of Australian sports, a skillful fast moving game that has the passionate support of its fans.
This exhibition includes a collection of photographs and film footage highlighting some of the great moments in the history of the sport. The legendary ‘gladiators’ photograph captured at the 1963 grand final when St George defeated Western Suburbs was a timeless display of sportsmanship recreated for the Winfield Cup trophy. Other photographs reflect international representation, legendary sports commentators, the spirit of the fans, and how the sport has changed in many areas such as uniforms and equipment.

The exhibition was developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia, Canberra with the Centenary of Rugby League Committee.

 

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