Dr Brendan Nelson to honour Kangaroo Marchers

September 30, 2015Posted in: Events

As participants taking part in the Kangaroo Recruitment March Centenary Re-enactment make their way through the Shire, Council is reminding residents of a special event to be held this Friday evening in honour of the Kangaroos of 1915. Dr Brendan Nelson who is the Director of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra has been invited...

Participants wanted for Kangaroo March film shoot

February 11, 2015Posted in: Events

Organisers of this year’s Kangaroo March Re-enactment are looking for participants to take part in a promotional video shoot this Sunday 15 February. The film shoot will be used by a major commercial network in the lead up to the September Centenary Re-enactment. The Recruitment March Re-enactment traces the original route of 1915.  The month long...

Kangaroo Recruitment March – History to relive

June 10, 2014Posted in: Events

Kangaroo March

This year marks the centenary of the start of the Great War in 1914. A few months after the start of fighting, and after the terrible losses suffered at Gallipolli, enlistment numbers began to fall.  Australia resorted to Recruitment Marches to bolster our numbers fighting abroad.  Many of these marches started in late 1915. One...