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02-July-2014
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A plaque commemorates the Dungarees march from Warwick to Brisbane in November 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. 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:Palmerin & Fitzroy Streets, Leslie Park, Warwick, 4370
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.213595
Long: 152.032682
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:16-November-1915
Actual Event End Date:30-November-1915
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th April, 1988
Front Inscription

THE DUNGAREES MARCH RE-ENACTMENT
APRIL, 1988
WARWICK TO BRISBANE

This plaque was unveiled on 13th April, 1988 to commemorate the men who marched from Warwick to Brisbane in 1915 to enlist in the 1st A.I.F. for service abroad in the Defence of Freedom in the Great War of 1914 - 18 and in particular those who gave their lives. The 28 men listed below marched out of Warwick on 16th November, 1915 and when they reached Brisbane on 30th November, 1915 a distance of 170 miles, their numbers had grown to 125.

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Lest We Forget

The Hon. Bruce Scott MP Minister for Veterans` Affairs
Cr Bruce Green  Mayor

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