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date: 31 July 2021

Cooee March 

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Dictionary Plus Music
Author(s):
Kenneth MorganKenneth Morgan

Refers to the recruitment marches in New South Wales in 1915 for volunteers who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in World War I. They gathered additional members during their marches, which attracted enthusiastic support in the communities through which they passed. Many recruitment posters of the time used the phrase ‘Coo-ee’ (originally an Aboriginal word meaning ‘come here’).... ...

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