MARCH ON: Warwick and District Historical Society president Janice Flood and volunteer Noela Siddans with the swag bunting for tonight’s commemorations.
MARCH ON: Warwick and District Historical Society president Janice Flood and volunteer Noela Siddans with the swag bunting for tonight’s commemorations. Samantha Oneil

Warwick steps back in time for March of the Dungarees

WARWICK Town Hall is set to step back in time to 1915 to commemorate the 125 men who marched 239km from Warwick to Brisbane in the March of the Dungarees.

"The March of Dungarees Demonstration of Support was a significant event in Warwick and one we should be very proud of," Mayor Peter Blundell said.

Cr Blundell said today's event would start at 5.30pm with the re-enactment parade led by the 11th Lighthorse Warwick-Montrose Troop, Warwick City Brass Band and Warwick Thistle Pipe Band before moving into the Town Hall for a full schedule of entertainment.

"Guests will be able to enjoy musical performances, storytelling and poetry, as well as light refreshments including homemade Anzac biscuits baked by the Queensland Country Women's Association," he said.

"This occasion helps us to keep the memories alive and share the story with younger generations."

Southern Downs Regional Council community development officer Pam Burley said preparations had started at the end of last year, with the project consistently worked on from about February.

"The office of the Premier and Cabinet has selected the event as one of their signature events for the state," Mrs Burley said.

"It is a unique event.

"I guarantee (the community) will not be disappointed."

Mrs Burley said the event had been made possible by an ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Grant.

"I would really like the community to understand the significance of the event and extend a heart-felt invitation to the community to come and show support just like they did 100 years ago," she said.

Tickets to the Town Hall are free but limited. To book, visit warwicktickets.com.au



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