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This is a list of the sources that I have consulted in my research on the Coo-ee March:
Manuscript collections, including:
Alex Halden (Joe) Miller papers mainly relating to the Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March, New South Wales, 1912-1921, 1939. Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March correspondence and papers, 1915-1939 ; Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March scrapbooks, 1915-1921
(Held at the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Sydney).
W. Hilton Saunders manuscript collection, 1915-1965.
(Held at the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy).
Various military service records
(Held on the National Archives of Australia website)
Democrat (Lithgow, N.S.W.)
Dubbo Dispatch (Dubbo, N.S.W.)
Evening News (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Forbes Times (Forbes, N.S.W.)
Gilgandra Weekly (Gilgandra, N.S.W.)
Leader (Orange, N.S.W.)
Molong Argus (Molong, N.S.W.)
Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (Molong, N.S.W.)
Nepean Times (Penrith, N.S.W.)
Sydney Mail (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Bathurst Times (Bathurst, N.S.W.)
The Blue Mountain Echo (Katoomba, N.S.W.)
The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, N.S.W.)
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (Dubbo, N.S.W.)
The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Land (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Lithgow Mercury (Lithgow, N.S.W.)
The Mirror of Australia (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, N.S.W.)
The Wellington Times (Wellington, N.S.W.)
Western Champion (Parkes, N.S.W.)
(1981). Meredith, John, The Coo-ee March : Gilgandra to Sydney 1915, Dubbo : Macquarie Publications.
(1919). Australia’s fighting sons of the empire : portraits and biographies of Australians in the Great War. Sydney : B. Jackson & Co, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-35909257 (Photograph of Private Thomas Ward)
Australian Gazette, c1915. WWI Recruitment Drive. ID 474835.
(Held at the National Australian Sound and Film Archive, Canberra)
Coo-ee [VHS], Lindfield, N.S.W. :Film Australia, 1988.
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Hi, I am organising motorcycle rides to various New South Wales Towns to help celebrate ANZAC Day. For example, this year we rode from Newcastle and attended to Dawn Service in Gulgong.
In 2022 we were hoping to ride to the starting point of the Coo-ee March, and have heard that it kicked off from the Mountain View Hotel in Tooraweenah.
Could you assist with the original commencement point as we’d like to be there (or nearby) for the Dawn Service in 2022.
Thank you in advance for your help,
0438 203 964
Hi Chris, it was the Kookaburra March that started there https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/culture/display/102785-kookaburra-march-
Thanks Helen, we have been in contact with the RSL Sub Branch at Gilgandra where the Coo-ee March commenced. Appreciate you getting back to me, Chris.