An easy home-leg to complete the 1200km circuit. Quiet reflection, murmured conversation, a pause in the windmill town of Gilgandra - the starting point for the Co-ee Recruitment March of 1915. OJ Rushton told of organising the 500 km Kangaroo March in 2018 from Wagga to Sydney, which roused Australians to READ MORE...
An easy home-leg to complete the 1200km circuit. Quiet reflection, murmured conversation, a pause in the windmill town of Gilgandra - the starting point for the Co-ee Recruitment March of 1915. OJ Rushton told of organising the 500 km Kangaroo March in 2018 from Wagga to Sydney, which roused Australians to recall the generation of young men that marched away to fight in France. Many of their names are etched on granite memorials in country towns, lest we forget.
She also took her Ozy Youth Choir on a tour of the Western Front, singing the songs those boys sang. Wherever they perform, they remind people of the fact that each kitbag contained a Bible - the story those young soldiers had grown up on. She told us her passion is to use music, stories and the underlying ANZAC values to create a new generation of leaders with a strong faith. Two powerful Australian pilgrimages.
Olive Tree Travel has hosted a number of our travellers on overseas trips over the years, tracking the stories of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament. Nothing can replace pilgrimages with that pedigree. Our pilgrimage in Western NSW was meant to be more than a palliative for COVID-deprived tourists. It was purposed to show that the path worn long ago by the feet of patriarchs, prophets and apostles on the other side of the world can be tracked here in our Great South Land. We saw the footprints of our own indigenous believers - visionaries, civil rights heroes, medical missionaries, pilots, preachers, teachers, agriculturalists, inventors, environmentalists, builders, cooks, shearers and jackaroos. The footprints of Jesus are all over this country - we need to develop eyes to see and hearts to respond.
Join The Outback Historian, Paul Roe, on an unforgettable journey into Australia's Past as he follows the footprints of the Master Storyteller and uncovers unknown treasures of the nation.