Kurrajong March Re-enactment

Sunday 10th January 2016 Inverell

In January 1916, Inverell hosted an extremely successful recruitment march through the town, The Kurrajong March, attracting 114 enlistees to go off on the adventure of WWI in order to serve King and Country. The men boarded a train that travelled to Delungra, Warialda Rail, Moree and Narrabri attracting more recruits along the way. These men then encamped at Armidale Showground, joining many other men to form the beginnings of the 33rd Battalion. A committee has been formed in Inverell to re-enact the march and to honour the commitment of Inverell and district to the War Effort. It is proposed to hold Kurrajong Week in January 2016, and it is anticipated that the whole town and district will be involved in this commemoration.

Contact: Frontline New England

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