Kookaburras recruiting march

Route: Tooraweenah, Yarragrin, Mendooran, Boomley, Cobbora, Dunedoo, Birrewa, Tallewang, Gulgong, Mudgee, Havilah, Lue, Rylstone, Kandos, Clandulla, Ilford, Running Stream, Capertee, Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen, Portland, Meadow Flat, Yetholme, Bathurst

The initial contingent from Tooraweenah included men from Collie, Wongarbon, Coonamble, Gilgandra and Gulargambone.

This march commenced in same region as the Coo-ees and was timed to coincide with Central West Boomerang March.

William Hitchen who organised the Coo-ee March also assisted in the organisation of this march.

The Boomerangs arrived in Bathurst shortly afterwards and the contingents were given a combined reception on Saturday 5 February. Half a battalion of recruits had already marched from Lithgow to the new Bathurst Show Ground Training Camp.

Many of the Kookaburras were sent as reinforcements for the 45th Battalion.

A reenactment march was held in 1996.

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