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Albert (King George) Square

30 November 1915
Albert (King George) Square, Brisbane

On the northern side of the bridge the Dungarees were met by the Mayor of North Brisbane, Alderman G. Down, and his aldermen on 30 November 1915 before a triumphal march down Queen Street accompanied by many khaki-clad troops. Tramcars were stopped in Queen Street, and people climbed onto them to get a better view. The windows of buildings either side of the street, as well as the roadways, were filled with spectators, as the parade made its way to Albert Square (now King George Square).

The Premier, the Hon. T J Ryan, attended the final phase of the Dungarees Snowball March, officiated by the Mayor, who congratulated the men on the example they had shown to other young men, and hoped that their sacrifice would encourage others to join up. The final number of recruits was reported at 150. Each man had been presented with a gum leaf with the word Anzac written on it, to carry in their pockets.

A celebratory lunch was provided at the Old Government House Domain, overlooking the river. In the afternoon, the Dungarees marched to Central Station and caught the train to Enoggera Camp, where their training would commence.


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9 July 2019
Last updated
3 December 2015
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