Sport in The Army Exhibition
Exhibition by Army Museum South Queensland
The Army Museum South Queensland will be having an exhibition "Sport in The Army" commencing February 2021, which will display Army sporting memorabilia and other pieces.
On the 16th September 1945 on a ground at Torokina, Bougainville, a forgotten piece of military sports history took place.
Rugby League was usually played as an inter regimental or inter battalion competition with sides picked to represent their regiment or battalion irrespective of their birth place.
This competition was played by teams based on the soldier’s place of enlistment, and as the battalions were made up of mainly Queensland and New South Wales personnel, it was billed as “Interstate Rugby League Series, Bougainville”.
The trophy was handed over to Queensland Rugby League by the Army at half time in a 1946 Brisbane Club match. It was donated to the Army Museum South Queensland in November 1998.
Cost is $15.00 per person which allows entry to the Barracks, an Audio presentation, a Devonshire morning tea served with Mess silver, a walking tour of the historical barracks, a souvenir booklet and a group photo. Booking can be made for either groups or individuals.