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Granite stone and plaque commemorate the March of the Dungarees in 1915. 

The Dungarees were answering a call for troops from Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes following the shocking loss of life and casualty count from Gallipoli. Patriotic marches were probably one of the most spectacular and successful ways of attracting young men into the services. Potential recruits were canvassed from towns and rural communities. Ten such marches were conducted, the first - and most famous - being the Cooee March which began in Gilgandra, New South Wales, in October 1915. The south-east Queensland march followed the Cooee example. Leaving Warwick on November 16, the Dungaree march made its way through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich and Oxley. The 270 kilometre march ended in Brisbane, with 125 young men arriving to a tumultuous civic reception.

 

Location

Address:Patrick Street & Whites Road, Memorial Park, Laidley, 4341
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.633493
Long: 152.393624
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1915
Approx. Event End Date:November-1915
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015-2016
Source: DVA, MA
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