Arriving Day # 3, Monday Sept 7, we will spend 2 nights here at the Showground, before Marching on to Illabo, followed by Bethungra. The local Junee KM Committee is gearing up with a special programme of events.
The Junee Shire will remember the Kangaroos of 1915 by being a major part of the Re-Enactment of the Recruitment March from Junee to Bethungra.
It will be hosting The March for four evenings from 7th to 10th September.
Join Junee Shire’s programme each night for a different Event in keeping with that era –
Other activities are planned for the 8th during the day, including children’s maypole dancing and games from the war era at Memorial Park in Junee from 10am.
For further information contact Susan M: 0419207620 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the approach to Junee the marchers had a break from the unrelenting wheat fields as they marched past the McWilliams Brothers vineyards and orchards at McWilliams Hill. They were joined at this point by Edric Newman who, although claiming to be 18, was actually only 16 years of age.
The marchers were welcomed to Junee by Mayor Colls and Captain Mould, members of the police together with members of the rifle club, the Junee brass band and many local residents. Residents of Junee had prepared shower-baths and a hot dinner for the marchers.
Ten to twelve recruits joined the march at Junee – including two 17 year old boys in Charlie Bell and Arthur Baddock. After another supper provided by the residents the march left Junee on December 4th and headed alongside the railway line to the little village of Illabo, arriving there at approximately 4pm.
J. Aitchison, C.H. Douglass, J.H. Ellingsworth, J. Evans, J. Kennedy, W. Kennedy, W.G. Lawrence, W.Lidden, and L.Looby.
A group of men from Narrandera also joined in Junee: A.M. Baddock, C. Bell, R. Byrne, A. Cadd, W. Harden, J. Janus, D. Law, A. McPhee, H. Pringle, E. Reilly, T.M. Rowley, P.Sullivan, and E. Williams.
We are adding stories of some of these Kangaroos as they come to light in the Stories section of our website.
Monday 7 September, 2015
Welcoming Street Parade with Commemorative Service
(Parade participants to arrive at Kemp Street, Junee 1:30pm)
2:30 – Commemorative Service with Spitfire Fly-over
Evening of Nostalgia
The Historic Junee Athenaeum Theatre
Monday Evening 7 September 2015
Further information: 0427 542 505 or email: email@example.com
Supper provided by Friends of the Athenaeum; Gold Coin donation appreciated
You are more than welcome to “dress up” WW1 Era
Kangaroo March 1915 3-Course Dinner & Dance
Featuring Live Old-time Music and Dancing and a Wartime Call to Action Re-enactment & performance by RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir – Wagga/Junee conducted by Margaret Davies of Wagga Wagga
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
Tuesday 8 September 2015
Address: 45-61 Lord St, Junee
Tickets $45, and for KM Enlistees $40
To book phone:(02) 6924 3574
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