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At the Goulburn Show 2015

Three of the Kangaroo March Committee were on hand to promote the September-October Kangaroo March Re-enactment, receiving warm appreciation and interest from the folk of Goulburn Mulwaree.   Even the Town Crier was moved to ring his bell. Pictured below with a suitably attired young chorister from Robertson are, from left: David Williamson Risk & Safety Director; OJ Rushton […]

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NSW State Government funding assistance

Six months out from the March, and Pru Goward, MP for Goulburn has presented our Committee with much needed funds which were sourced through the Office for the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. The formal presentation of $20,000 can be seen here: http://www.prugoward.com.au/Media/MediaReleases/tabid/93/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/336/categoryId/1/KANGAROO-MARCH-RECEIVES-20000-STATE-GOVERNMENT-FUNDING.aspx  

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Kangaroo March – rehearsal & filming in Bundanoon

On a sunny Sunday morning in February, we had a trial run of the March, the re-enactment that leaves Wagga Wagga on 5th September.  The Bundanoon sesquicentenary team and the Bundanoon public provided huge support, the Australian Light Horse came, a TV producer brought his film crew, and a stall with the types of produce made for World War I […]

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Australia Day in Berrima, Southern Highlands

Kangaroo March committee members and friends participated, for the only time, in the Grand Parade which is the Southern Highlands big event for Australia Day. Our President Graham, who is also President of the Australian Light Horse Association, accompanied by standard bearer Neil leading the Grand Parade   Angela, of the Kangaroo March Executive, with […]

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Throsby Electorate support

It is late January 2015, and Throsby’s Mr Stephen Jones, MP, has advised us that their Grant to us for $22,751 has been approved.  As mentioned in a previous post, our financial needs are substantial for a 36 day March, in order to bring the kind of experience we envisage to the communities we pass […]

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Spring in the Kangaroo March step

The Southern Highlands’ welcome to Spring in September is the delightfully colourful Tulip Festival which features the annual Parade through Bowral. This year, and only this year, as the Kangaroo March will be underway next year, and a feather duster the year after, most Members of the Executive Committee participated with our re-created Banner made […]

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Grant funding success

With exactly a year to go until our Re-enactment departs Wagga Wagga we have been thrilled to learn that our application for Grant funding, via the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, from the Federal Electorate of Werriwa has come through with over $37,000 !  A 37 day event such as ours cannot be carried out without substantial contributions […]

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From our President’s Desk: August 2014

Our Commemorative Youth Choir, with different members according to their location along the March Route, will perform at our various camp places along the way from Wagga Wagga to Campbelltown. They’ll sing songs of the 1st World War, and they’ll sing an especially composed anthem by our Musical Director, OJ Rushton, whose composition pays tribute […]

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Service to Remember Start of WW1

Exeter Public School in the Southern Highlands joined with Kangaroo March organisers and the St Aidan’s clergy to conduct a special service at St Aidan’s in Exeter on Monday 4 August to mark the centenary of the start of World War 1. The principal, Mr Barnes, led much of the service with the schools young […]

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Phil’s Fit Tips

We’ve consulted Professional Fitness man, Phil Sharp for his advice, and he is commencing a month by month guide for your reference. Welcome to the first of my Fit Tips to help prepare you for the Kangaroo March. To get started you need to do five things: 1. First and foremost visit your doctor and […]

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