South Australians, come and help, enlist at once
|Title||South Australians, come and help, enlist at once|
|Place made||Australia: South Australia, Adelaide|
|Date made||c. 1915|
|Medium||chromolithograph on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 95.6 x 66.6 cm|
This South Australian First World War recruitment poster appeals to patriotic sentiments by using the nationally recognised call of 'Coo-ee'. A soldier calls to his fellow countrymen, a pith helmet and fez lie on the battlefield beside him as he holds his rifle up in the air toward the fleeing enemy. The 'Coo-ee!' may have referred to the first use of an advertising device called the recruiting march which began at Gilgandra with 30 men and ended 320 miles away in Sydney with 263. These men were known as the 'Cooees'.