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Twenty-eight trees commemorate the twenty-eight volunteers from Warwick who started the Dungarees march to Brisbane in November 1915. 

The Dungaree`s 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.


Address:Wentworth Street, Warwick, 4370
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.211091
Long: 152.005009
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:16-November-1915
Actual Event End Date:30-November-1915


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 13th April, 1998
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Twenty eight Australian native trees were planted as a living memorial to the Twenty Eight original Dungarees who departed from Warwick on 16th November on a recruiting march to Brisbane via Toowoomba and Ipswich.

The trees were planted by the twenty eight volunteers from the Reinactment March, Hon. Bruce Scott M. H. R. and Eric Abraham

Unveiled by Hon. Bruce Scott M. H. R. Minister for Veteran Affairs and Eric Abraham sole survivor of the original Dungarees

13 - 4 - 1998

Lest We Forget

Cr Bruce L. Green  Mayor  Warwick Shire

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au