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Centenary of the 1917 Battle of Messines

Fri 02nd Jun 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Messines on the Western Front in Belgium.  Many Inverell men were part of the AIF 3rd Division which fought this Battle. During the first 48 hours twenty Inverell district men were killed and another twenty nine are known to have been g... more details

Battle of Beersheba 1917 Commemoration

Mon 20th Jun 2016

Commemorative activities to mark the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba are being organised at Armidale NSW.  This battle occurred on 31 October 1917 when Beersheba was captured and the British Empire forces were able to advance into Palestine. Organisers are looking for relatives of men who... more details

Kurrajong Re-enactment March DVD

Mon 02nd May 2016

The Committee is pleased to announce that a DVD with footage of the Re-enactment March has finally been completed.  It includes unique drone footage combined with still and historic images, music as played by the Inverell Pipe Band and the 1st Artillery Army Band from Brisbane.  A lovely r... more details

Spirit of Anzac Experience Exhibition

Wed 27th Apr 2016

Yesterday the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition opened in Tamworth.  Several members of our committee travelled to see this amazing tribute to those who served during World War 1. At the end of the main exhibition is the Community Zone to which we were invited to contr... more details

Anzac Day Inverell 2016

Mon 25th Apr 2016

A large crowd assembled in the streets of Inverell to watch the 2016 Anzac Day March.  Included were a small number of Kurrajong representatives led by Philip Plowman carrying our banner. At the Cenotaph hundreds of people crowded around to participate in the 11 am service which included a fly... more details

Anzac Day Inverell 1916

Thu 21st Apr 2016

One hundred years ago the first Anzac Day services were held in Australia. At Inverell a combined religious service was held at the Town Hall which was crowded with people for the occasion. The service began with the hymn 'O God our help in ages past' with the combined church choirs leading the sin... more details

Anzac Day March 2016

Tue 05th Apr 2016

Descendants and relatives of WW1 servicemen and women are invited to join with our Committee and march on Anzac Day at Inverell.  We will be marching with our Kurrajong replica banners. The march will assemble near the Town Hall in Evans Street at 10.15 am, then proceed through the CBD to the ... more details

Kurrajong Re-enactment March Video Preview

Fri 01st Apr 2016

Aerial Dimensions Australia have produced this video clip of the 2016 Re-enactment March. A DVD of the re-enactment march is in production and will be available for sale shortly.  Watch this space for more information.... more details

Kurrajong Tree planting

Tue 01st Mar 2016

Last night most of the Re-enactment Committee were present at Kurrajong Parade to take part in planting two new Kurrajongs trees.  They were planted in memory of both Contingents of the Kurrajongs.  Philip grew the trees and planted them with assistance from Brad, Peter and David. Afterwa... more details

Departure of the Second Kurrajongs

Mon 29th Feb 2016

Today marks the centenary of the depature from Inverell of the Second Contingent of the Kurrajongs. Many relatives of these men participated in our re-enactment march on 10 January 2016. Today the Re-enactment Committee will assemble at 7pm at Kurrajong Parade to plant two new Kurrajong memorial tr... more details

Governor General's Visit to Inverell

Sat 20th Feb 2016

Last Thursday  Governor General Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove visited Inverell for the day.  After laying a wreath at our Cenotaph, they attended a special afternoon tea function organised by the Inverell RSL Sub Branch.  The Kurrajong Committee was honoured to be invited to give a pres... more details

The 2016 Re-enactment March Route

Sun 17th Jan 2016

A number of people have asked why the Kurrajong Re-enactment March did not follow the original route of the 1916 march along Otho and Byron Streets to Ring Street where the Railway Station was then located. The reasons are as follows: 1. The parade ground where the 1916 march assembled is not in i... more details

Re-enactment March images

Mon 11th Jan 2016

It was an incredible day yesterday for our Re-enactment march. Perfect weather, great crowds and a great attendance of Kurrajong relatives, supported by the Inverell Police, NSW Mounted Police in histoircal costume, Light Horsemen, Inverell Pipe Band,current Veterans, other WW1 relatives, Red Cross,... more details

March Re-enactment Day

Sun 10th Jan 2016

Sunrise at the old Railway Station, Sunday 10 January 2016.  ... more details

Poppy Crosses

Wed 06th Jan 2016

With assistance from Apex and The Men's Shed, the Kurrajong Committee placed approximatly 500 poppy crosses at the Kurrajong Memorial in Kurrajong Parade tonight.   They were placed in memory of all the district men who served and or gave their lives during WW1.  ... more details

Poppy Sculpture at Inverell

Tue 08th Dec 2015

This morning Inverell Shire Council staff installed the Kurrajong Committee's remembrance poppy sculpture at the Henderson/Otho Street roundabout.  The sculpture was inspired by a similar one made in Melbourne for Anzac Day 2015 however ours has four small poppies and one large one, to remind u... more details

Parliamentary Address

Thu 03rd Dec 2015

Yesterday Senator John Williams adressed the Senate about our Re-enactment march, giving a glimpse of some of Inverell's involvement in World War 1. Here is a link to his speech Thank you John for your interest in Inverell's Centenary of Anzac commemorative event.  ... more details

Commemorative Flags

Tue 10th Nov 2015

Today, just in time for Remembrance Day,  our 20 street flags were put up in the main streets of town.  These flags show an image of an Inverell World War War Soldier.... more details

Royal Australian Mint Commemorative Coin

Sat 17th Oct 2015

The Royal Australian Mint has released a new commemorative collectible coin to mark the Coo-ee March, the first of many snowballing recruitment marches to enlist men to join the Australian Imperial Force in 1915.  As part of the Australia Remembers Coin Series. The Mint has created this sp... more details

Prime7 News Story

Thu 09th Jul 2015

This week two members of the Kurrajong Re-enactment Committee were interviewed at the Inverell Pioneer Village near the old Railway Station building.  The interview can be seen via the following link. https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n2/news/a/-/local/28735147/kurrajong-march-re-enactment-video/ &... more details

Kurrajong march promotion

Sat 06th Jun 2015

As part of the promotion of The Kurrajong re-enactment march, one of our Committee members today travelled out to Coolatai and on to Warialda to leave advertising posters. At Coolatai she met with Graham Sweeney, (pictured right) owner of the Walleroo Hotel, who kindly agreed to display our pos... more details

Anzac Centenary Services Inverell

Sun 26th Apr 2015

Huge crowds attended both the Dawn Service and 11 am Service at Inverell for the Commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac. It was an incredible sight to see so many of all ages come to remember our service people over the past century. At the 11 am service there was a rededication of the refurbished... more details

Inverell Anzac Day Service 2015

Sat 18th Apr 2015

Inverell will commemorate Anzac Day with a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph at 6am. The Anzac March will form up at 9.45 am and march via Otho and Byron Streets to the Cenotaph at the corner of Evans and Mansfield Streets. This will be followed by the main Anzac service at the Cenotaph at 11 am. &nbs... more details

Delungra Anzac Park

Sun 12th Apr 2015

Delungra Anzac Park has recently been upgraded to include new memorial gates, with a pathway to the World War II memorial. The new gates feature the Rising Sun emblem and on either side are painted panels depicting fields of Flanders poppies. On the reverse of these panels are new Honour Rolls, one... more details

Gilgai Anzac Day Service

Sun 29th Mar 2015

As the Centenary of Anzac approaches communities are preparing their special ceremonies to honour those who served and those who gave their lives. At Gilgai, near Inverell, a Service will be hald at 8.30 am on Anzac Day. There are other activities planned and further information can be found on th... more details

Poppy project

Sat 21st Feb 2015

People all around the district are assisting with the making of red remembrance poppies for Kurrajong Week next year. Our original idea was to make one for every district World War 1 volunteer, however this has now been expanded to create a larger installation, inspired by the 50... more details

Renovation of Cenotaph

Mon 02nd Feb 2015

Inverell RSL Sub Branch has been overseeing the renovation and repair of the World War 1 Cenotaph and environs. A major change to the Cenotaph has been the gold applied to the inscribed lettering which now looks amazing and is so much easier to read thanks to assistance from the NSW Government. New... more details

Grant success

Fri 16th Jan 2015

Our committee is delighted to advise that we have been awarded a $10,853 grant through the Federal Government's Anzac Centenary Grants Program for Kurrajong Week activities at Inverell. The grant was announced by staff from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson and ... more details

Inverell Festival Parade

Sat 01st Nov 2014

As part of the promotion of the Kurrajong Re-enactment March, our committee entered a float in the Inverell Festival parade today. The float consisted of a replica of the 1916 train engine which took so many of the district's young men on the first part of their journey from Inverell to the War. Th... more details

The Moree Kurrajongs

Tue 30th Sep 2014

Following the arrival of The Kurrajong men at Moree on 13 January 1916, they marched to the showground where sports events were conducted during the afternoon prior to a recruiting meeting held at night. Like Inverell, Moree had already farewelled a large number of men, however another eightee... more details

The Warialda Kurrajongs - who were they?

Thu 18th Sep 2014

At Warialda on 13 January 1916, twelve young men joined with Inverell's Kurrajongs first contingent and marched to the railway station at Kelly's Gully for their train journey to Narrabri via Moree. The names of these men were George Arthur, William Reuben Briggs, Hector William... more details

RSL and RSM Support

Fri 15th Aug 2014

We are delighted to announce two fantastic donations of $5000 each from the Inverell RSL Sub Branch and the Inverell RSM Club. These funds will assist with the set up and operational costs of staging Kurrajong Week. On Monday 4th August, our committee gathered with representatives of the RSL Sub br... more details