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28-July-2014 (Sandra Brown)
28-July-2014 (Sandra Brown)

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Sandra Brown / Henry Moulds

The plaque 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.


Address:Bolaro Street, Near War Memorial, Dunedoo, 2844
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.016097
Long: 149.397985
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:18-January-1916
Actual Event End Date:19-January-1916


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
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This plaque commemorates the recruiting march from Tooraweenah to Bathurst which passed through Dunedoo

18 - 19th January 1916

Erected by the 80th anniversary re-enactment

Unveiled by Sir William Keys, AC,OBE, MC

Source: SKP, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au