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The March of the Wallabies WW1 Recruiting Walgett to Newcastle

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The March of the Wallabies Walgett to Newcastle, 1st December, 1915 – 8th January, 1916 The Definitive history of the North West Route March. by D H Dial
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In December 1915, during the First World War, a recruiting march, known as 'The March of the Wallabies' commenced. Towns on the route of the march were Walgett, Burren Junction, Wee Waa, Narrabri, Merehula, Turrawan, Baan Baa, Boggabri, Dubledah, Gunnedah, Curlewis, Breeza, Werris Creek, Quirindi, Willow Tree, Murrurundi, Wingen, Scone, Aberdeen, Muswellbrook, Liddell, Ravensworth, Camberwell, Glennies Creek, Singleton, Branxton, Cessnock, Abermain, Weston, Kurri Kurri, East Greta, Maitland, Morpeth, Minmi, West Wallsend, Wallsend, Lambton, Waratah, with the march arriving at Newcastle on 8 January 1916.

Plans to continue the march to Sydney were cancelled by military authorities who wished to use the marchers as the basis of a new locally-raised battalion. This was formed in February as the 34th Infantry Battalion, known, ironically, as Maitland’s Own.

This book records the history of the original march and the re-enactment which took place in 1990.

The book includes many pics of the original march and an enlistment roll of the original members of the march.

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Book Condition:
Book in very good condition. Minor wear to board edges
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
160

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