The Inverell Kurrajongs of World War 1

Monday 17 April 2017

The Inverell Kurrajongs of World War 1

Presented by Sharan Northcott

On 12 January 1916 114 men left Inverell in northern New South Wales to fight in World War 1. The group was christened the Kurrajongs after the hardy native tree of that name common throughout the district. The local newspaper of the time referred to the event as ‘probably the proudest day in Inverell’s history’, but many of the Kurrajongs made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sharan Northcott was born and raised in Inverell. Her parents always participated in the ANZAC day march and the family as a whole was steeped in the tradition. In January 2016 Sharan and her family returned to Inverell for a centenary re-creation and remembrance of the Inverell recruits who had proudly left the town under the banner of the Inverell Kurrajongs.

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The Inverell Kurrajongs of World War 1

Presented by Sharan Northcott

On 12 January 1916 114 men left Inverell in northern New South Wales to fight in World War 1. The…

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