Central West Boomerangs recruiting march

Route: from Parkes the Boomerangs took the train to Daroobalgie then marched to Donaghey’s Hill, Forbes, Yamma Station, Eugowra, Gooloogong, Canowindra, Billimari, Cowra, Woodstock, Lyndhurst, Carcoar, Blayney, Newbridge (to Georges Plains by train), Perthville, Bathurst.

They arrived in Bathurst almost at the same time as the Kookaburras and were given a combined reception. They entered the new Bathurst Show Ground Military Camp for training.

Each original Boomerang marcher was presented with a medallion brooch in the shape of a boomerang, etched with the name of the volunteer, his town and the words ‘Come back’.

The march was re-enacted in February 1999.

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