Host/MC poet Marco Gliori is excited about the March of the Dungarees commemoration.
Host/MC poet Marco Gliori is excited about the March of the Dungarees commemoration. Samantha O'Neil

Renowned poet brings March of the Dungarees to life

RENOWNED poet Marco Gliori will bring history to life tomorrow night as the host of the March of the Dungarees commemorations at the Warwick Town Hall.

Mr Gliori said the event, which starts at 5.30pm, would provide a snapshot of history.

"The evening will link history to the present, through snapshots and re-enactments," he said.

Mr Gliori was involved in Warwick's 150th celebrations in 2011, but said this event was different as it had to be poignant and respectful.

"It's always a challenge to tell such an important and lengthy story in a succinct and entertaining way," he said.

"There will be an air of enthusiasm and optimism. I want to highlight the positives out of the sacrifices.

"It will be a great tribute to the original night where people stepped forward to make speeches and sing to give that real sense of community support."

Mr Gliori said he was personally excited about the event and considered it to be one of the earliest amalgamations of Stanthorpe and Warwick.

"There were 28 dungarees from a whole variety of locations on the Southern Downs and beyond," Mr Gliori said.

Mr Gliori said his focus would be on the positive attributes that came out of such a dire situation.

"I will be looking at the mateship and the volunteers, that famous sense of humour and self-deprecation in the worst situations that Australians are known for."



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