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Recruiting March Memorial : 28-July-2014
Recruiting March Memorial : 28-July-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown

A memorial commemorates the Tooraweenah-Bathurst recruiting march which passed through Dunedoo in 1916.

Twenty three men set out in January 1916 from Tooraweenah, New South Wales on a march to Bathurst to recruit men for service in World War I. Men were recruited from Coolah, Mendooran and Dunedoo, Binnaway, Merrygoen and Tucklan. The men were known as the Kookaburras.

Location

Address:Bolaro Street, Near Wallaroo Street, Dunedoo, 2844
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.016097
Long: 149.397985
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:18-January-1916
Actual Event End Date:19-January-1916

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription
THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES
THE RECRUITING MARCH FROM
TOORAWEENAH TO BATHURST
WHICH PASSED THROUGH DUNEDOO
18-19th JANUARY 1916

ERECTED FOR THE 80th
ANNIVERSARY RE-ENACTMENT
UNVEILED BY
SIR WILLIAM KEYS, AC,OBE, MC
Source: SKP, MA
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