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896840
  • Title
    Alex Halden (Joe) Miller papers mainly relating to the Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March, New South Wales, 1912-1921, 1939
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1912-1921, 1939
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    896840
  • Physical Description
    0.36 metres of textual material (2 boxes) - manuscript, typescript, printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In 1915, local residents of Gilandra, NSW, William Hitchen, Captain of the Rifle Association, Joe Miller, a well known businessman and John Robert Lee a Lay preacher and share farmer organised a recruiting march from Gilandra to Sydney. The plan was to march to the next town or settlement during the day and to hold recruiting meetings in the evening when able bodied men would be encouraged to join up. They were known as the 'Gilgandra Coo-ees'.
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01
    Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March correspondence and papers, 1915-1939

    SERIES 02
    Gilgandra Coo-ee Recruitment March scrapbooks, 1915-1921
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 2 as part of the eRecords Project, 2009-2010
  • General note

    Microfilm copy available at CY 4149 (MLMSS 5081/Box 1/Items 1-4); CY 4150 (MLMSS 5081/Box 1/Items 5-11); CY 4086 (MLMSS 5081/Box 2)

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
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