Men from Snowy River War Memorial (Delegate War Memorial)Print Page
The Men from Snowy River War Memorial commemorates those who marched from Delegate in 1916 and 1940 to enlist in World War One and World War Two. The memorial also contains the honour roll from Delegate and District of those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.
Following the successes of the 'Cooee' march in December 1915, 12 men set out from Delegate on 6 January 1916 to march the 220 miles to the nearest AIF Training Depot in Goulburn (currently the site of Goulburn High School).
Marching under the 'Men from Snowy River' banner (now housed in the Western Front gallery at the Australian War Memorial), the recruitment march passed through the major regional centres of the Monaro, with civil receptions at Bombala, Cooma, Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Goulburn.
The Men from Snowy River recruitment march arrived in Goulburn on 28 January 1916 144 men strong. Despite the massive media attention the recruitment march received in the local press, the end result of 144 recruits was disappointing to recruiting staff who had envisaged at least 200 men
The Men from Snowy River recruitment march was relived during the Second World War when men retraced the original path of the 'Snowies', albeit diverting to Canberra.
|Address:||Delegate Road (Bombala Street) & Victoria Parade, Delegate, 2633|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.044799|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 13th May, 2001|
This Monument Commemorates
The Men Who Joined The Snowy River March,
Which Commenced At Delegate
On The 6th January 1916,
And Was Joined By Volunteers From Bega,
Braidwood, Bombala, Bungendore, Cooma, Cobargo,
Delegate, Eden, Nimmitabel, Pambula,
Queanbeyan, Snowy River Region, Tarago.
These Men Joined The 1st A.I.F. In The Great War
MEN FROM SNOWY RIVER ROUTE MARCH
Delegate And District Honour Roll
World War II 1939-1945
SECOND SNOWY RIVER MARCH 1940
This Monument Also Commemorates The Second Snowy
River March Which Commenced At Delegate On 6th
July, 1940, And Was Joined By Volunteers From Bombala,
Bega Area, Bibbenluke, Nimmitabel, Cooma, Queanbeyan,
Bungendore, Braidwood, Tarago And Goulburn.
(March Commandant, Major T. M. (Paddy) Walcott)
Delegate and District Honour Roll
Boer War 1899-1901
World War 1 1914-1918