The planned itinerary of the Coo-ee March 2015 Reenactment is as follows:

Day 1, Saturday, 17 October 2015, Gilgandra to Balladoran (19 km)

9 am – Church service at St Ambrose Church – members of the public are invited to attend

10.45 am – Official farewell at 50th Anniversary of the Coo-ee March commemorative cairn in Bridge Street

11 am – Street parade from Bridge Street, with Marchers stopping briefly at the Coo-ee Mark Park Memorial Gates before leaving to march to Balladoran.

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Day 2, Sunday, 18 October 2015, Balladoran to Eumungerie (17 km)

12.30 pm – Commemorative service at Eumungerie War Memorial

Day 3, Monday, 19 October 2015, Eumungerie to Goonoo National Park (31.7 km)

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Day 4, Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Goonoo National Park to Dubbo (31.4 km)

4 pm – Marchers and the St Johns Eagles Marching Band will be in a street parade along Talbragar Street, Macquarie Street, and Church Street, to  the Dubbo War Memorial in Victoria Park

4.30 pm – Commemorative service at the Dubbo War Memorial in Victoria Park, Dubbo

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Day 5, Wednesday, 21 October 2015, Dubbo to Geurie (30 km)

12 noon – Commemorative service at Wongarbon Soldiers Memorial at Wongarbon Public School

4 pm – Commemorative service at Geurie Community Hall

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Day 6, Thursday, 22 October 2015, Geurie to Wellington (35 km)

5.30 pm – Street parade from Market Square via Lee Street and Nanima Crescent to Wellington War Memorial in Cameron Park

5.40 pm – Commemorative service at Wellington War Memorial

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Day 7, Friday, 23 October 2015, Wellington to Stuart Town (36 km)

2 pm – Visit and service at Mumbil Public School

4.20 pm – Commemorative service at Stuart Town War Memorial Gates

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Day 8, Saturday, 24 October 2015, Stuart Town to Euchareena (17 km)

1 pm – Commemorative service at Euchareena Soldiers Memorial Hall

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Day 9, Sunday, 25 October 2015, Euchareena to Boomey (19.3 km)

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Day 10, Monday, 26 October 2015, Boomey to Belgravia Road campsite (via Molong) (29.4 km)

11 am – Street parade from Railway Station carpark at Molong via Bank Street and Edward Street to Coo-ee March Memorial Gateway at Molong Recreation Ground

11.30 am – Commemorative service at Coo-ee March Memorial Gateway

12.15 pm – Guests at a luncheon hosted by The Yarn Market Association Ltd at the Cobb & Co. Coach House.

If time permits following lunch, the marchers have been invited to look at the Molong & District Servicemen and Servicewomen’s Portrait Gallery at the Molong RSL Club, and also the WWI displays at the Molong Historical Museum.

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Day 11, Tuesday, 27 October 2015, Belgravia Road campsite to Orange (28 km)

2 pm – Street parade from Cook Park in Orange, along Summer Street to Orange War Memorial in Robertson Park

2.30 pm – Commemorative service at Orange War Memorial

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Day 12, Wednesday, 28 October 2015, Orange to Milthorpe (29 km)

4 pm – Commemorative service at Millthorpe War Memorial Gates

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Day 13, Thursday, 29 October 2015, Milthorpe to Blayney (14.9 km)

11.30 am – Street parade via Binstead Street and Osman Street to Blayney War Memorial

12 noon – Commemorative service at Blayney War Memorial

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Day 14, Friday, 30 October 2015, Blayney to Newbridge (overnight stay at Bathampton) (26.2 km)

Stay overnight at the historic “Bathampton” property at the woolshed site where the Coo-ees stayed in 1915.

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Day 15, Saturday, 31 October 2015, Newbridge to Bathurst (25 km)

4 pm – Street parade from Centennial Park in Bathurst along William Street to Bathurst War Memorial Carillon in Kings Parade

4.30 pm – Commemorative service at Bathurst War Memorial Carillon

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Day 16, Sunday, 1 November 2015, Bathurst to Yetholme (31.5 km)

4 pm – Commemorative service at Yetholme War Memorial at Yetholme Community Hall

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Day 17, Monday, 2 November 2015, Yetholme to Wallerawang (37 km)

10 am – Commemorative service at Meadow Flat War Memorial located in front of Meadow Flat Public School

2 pm – Service at Portland RSL Club

6 pm – Commemorative service at Wallerawang War Memorial


Day 18, Tuesday, 3 November 2015, Wallerawang to Lithgow (33 km)

4.30 pm – Commemorative service at Lithgow War Memorial

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Day 19, Wednesday, 4 November 2015, Lithgow to Mt Victoria (23.8 km)

11.30 am – Lunch near the historic Hartley Court House where the Coo-ees had dinner inside, and slept outside under the stars, in 1915

1.30 pm – Marchers march along the historic Berghofers Pass which the Coo-ees climbed in 1915

3 pm – Commemorative service at Mt. Victoria First World War Memorial in Mt. Victoria Memorial Park

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Day 20, Thursday, 5 November 2015, Mt Victoria to Katoomba (20.3 km)

8.40 am – Commemorative service at Blackheath War Memorial Arch at Blackheath Memorial Park

12.30 pm  – Street parade from Katoomba Street, Waratah Street, and Lurine Street, to Katoomba RSL Club

1 pm – Commemorative service at Katoomba Community War Memorial at Katoomba RSL Club

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Day 21, Friday, 6 November 2015, Katoomba to Springwood (34.5 km)

8.30 am – Commemorative service at Lone Pine Avenue and Park War Memorial gates, Lone Pine Avenue, Leura

11.30 am – Commemorative service at Wentworth Falls War Memorial at Coronation Park, Station Street, Wentworth Falls

2 pm – Commemorative service at Lawson War Memorial at Honour Avenue, Lawson

7.40 pm – Commemorative service at Springwood War Memorial at Buckland Memorial Park, Macquarie Road, Springwood

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Day 22, Saturday, 7 November 2015, Springwood to Penrith (19 km)

9.35 am – Marchers will commence march down Mitchell’s Pass, including over the historic Lennox Bridge (the oldest bridge on the Australian mainland), which the Coo-ees marched over in 1915

11 am – service at the Old School House, Great Western Highway, Emu Plains (this service and the following events are being organised in conjunction with the Penrith Central Re-Enactment Committee)

12.30 pm – Street parade along High Street to Penrith City Memory Park

12.45 pm – Commemorative service at the Cenotaph at Penrith City Memorial Park

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Day 23, Sunday, 8 November 2015, Penrith to Blacktown (24.3 km)

9 am – Commemorative service and breakfast at St Marys War Memorial in Victoria Park, St Marys (organised by Penrith Central Re-enactment Committee)

11 am – Commemorative service at the Mount Druitt and Colyton Roll of Honour, and the new Coo-ee March plinth, at the Mt Druitt Waterholes Remembrance Garden

6 pm – Commemorative service at Blacktown War Memorial at Blacktown RSL Club

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Day 24, Monday, 9 November 2015, Blacktown to Parramatta (22.5 km)

10.20 am – Commemorative service at Merrylands Remembrance Park Memorial at Merrylands Remembrance Park, Arcadia Street, Merrylands

11.10 am – Commemorative service at Merrylands Memorial Park War Memorial, Treves Street, Merrylands

12.45 pm – Commemorative service at Parramatta War Memorial at Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta

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Day 25, Tuesday, 10 November 2015, Parramatta to Ashfield (20.8 km)

8 am – Short service at Granville War Memorial

10 am – Commemorative service at Auburn War Memorial  at Memorial Park, Auburn (being organised by Auburn City Council and Auburn RSL Sub-Branch)

12.20 pm – Commemorative service at Lidcombe War Memorial at Lidcombe Remembrance Park

2.30 pm – Commemorative service at Strathfield War Memorial outside Strathfield Council Chambers, Homebush Road, Strathfield

3.30 pm – Commemorative service at Burwood War Memorial at Burwood Park

4.50 pm – Commemorative service at Ashfield War Memorial

5.30 pm – Commemorative service at the new Coo-ee Car Park Memorial at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club

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Day 26, Wednesday, 11 November 2015, Ashfield to Sydney (Final day) (9.3 km)

The marchers will leave Ashfield Boys High School and make their way to Martin Place, where they will then participate in the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph.


3 responses to “Itinerary

  1. Pingback: Coo-ee! 100 years since the Coo-ee march | Readers in the Mist

  2. please advise what tioe coo-ee marchers arrive in martin place so we can be there?


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