100th anniversary - March of the Dungarees

November 16, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the March of the Dungarees, a recruitment march that started in Warwick and continued through Allora, Clifton, Greenmount, Cambooya, Toowoomba, Helidon, Gatton, Laidley, Rosewood, Ipswich, eventually finishing in Brisbane. As they passed through each town the number of recruits grew, starting with 28 men and finishing with 125 as they marched through the streets of Brisbane. Overall the recruits travelled 160 miles (257 kms).

As part of the Queensland Anzac Centenary program, the Queensland Government has announced a series of events across South East Queensland from 29 November 2015 to commemorate this anniversary.

Below are a series of images from State Library of Queensland's collection documenting the March of the Dungarees.

"The pioneers of the Dungaree contingent who left Warwick last week for Brisbane". Image 702692-19151127-0021, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

"The Staff of the Dungarees - Standing: Lieut. Copas (transport officer), Lieut. D. Binnie (in charge), Sergt-Major Flannery. Sitting: Bugler Milliard, Drummer Bromiley." Image 702692-19151127-0021, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Crowd gathers at the start of the Dungarees March in Warwick 1915. Neg 110517, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

"Ladies who entertained the Dungarees at Cambooya, including Mrs J.H. Fairfac (2nd from left) and Mrs Ramsay (2nd from right); Col. Lee in centre". Image 702692-19151127-0021, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

"The Dungarees welcomed in Toowoomba". Image 702692-19151127-0021, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

March of the Dungarees - "Marching through Ruthven Street, Toowoomba". Image 702692-19151127-0021, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Dungarees passing along Ipswich Road, Moorooka 1915. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 11395

Dungarees resting during a march on Ipswich Road, Moorooka 1915. Neg 11396, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Dungarees marching down Queen Street, Brisbane 1915. image 7729-0001-0041, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Dungarees marching along Queen Street, Brisbane 1915. Neg 24828, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Official welcome to the Dungarees in Albert Square, Brisbane, Queensland, 1915. Neg 157075, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Reception for The Dungarees in Albert Square, Brisbane 1915. Image 7729-0001-0018, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Dungarees resting at Bell's paddock, Enoggera after the long march. Neg 157075, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland

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can anyone tell me if there is a listing of the men that marched ? cheers

Hi JulieI haven't been able to find a comprehensive list of all the men involved with the March of the Dungarees online either. If you would like submit your question via our online enquiry form, one of our library staff will be able to assist you further. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/services/ask-us