North Coast Boomerangs recruiting march

Route: Grafton, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Kempsey, Telegraph Point, Port Macquarie, Taree, Bulahdelah, Raymond Terrace, Maitland.

The ‘North Coasters’ started with only 27 men but gained 80 recruits at Coffs Harbour and, by the time they reached their destination, had 240 men – almost a 9-fold increase. In addition, it was estimated that over 500 men were induced to volunteer as a result of the march.

Recruiting Marches 1915-1916

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