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The Coota Club

Absolutely brilliant! Don’t miss it — the story of Australia’s WWI army nurses told with exhilarating style.

Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her four year odyssey — from departure on the troopship Kyarra, to tours of duty in the Dardanelles, on Lemnos, in Egypt, France and the Western Front.

Based on the letters and diaries of Australian army nurses, Through These Lines offers an intimate and unique theatrical experience, performed by a talented ensemble cast with authentic costumes and props for an immersive experience of the tumult of war.

We were stunned by the performances … the cast and crew can be very proud of the show … a treasure in the 100th anniversary year of the War to End Wars

Uplifting, terrifying and sad all at the same time … The cast was absolutely brilliant and swept the entire audience up in the history, struggles, happiness of love and crippling devastation of war. Get to see this show if you can, you won’t be sorry

Poignant, thought provoking, great balance of pathos, humour and insight

Performances take place at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club. Book online or at the Club.

Through These Lines

August 2014


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Cootamundra Ex-Serviceman’s and Citizens’ Memorial Club
299 Parker Street, Cootamundra
Getting here
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Free parking


Book tickets online

General admittance
$35 Adult, $28 Conc. & Group 5+
Includes GST. Online booking fee 30c.
Box Office
Tickets also available at the Club front desk, or phone (02) 6942 1677
Limited tickets on the door prior to show if not sold out

Show times

Friday 29 August – 7pm
Saturday 30 August – 2pm & 7pm
Doors open 20 minutes prior to performance
85 minutes,no interval
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance

The Venue

Coota was a must for Through These Lines in the Riverina.

The Military Camp at Cootamundra Showground was a depot for newly enlisted soldiers before they were despatched to training camps. New recruits were ordered to report themselves at the Cootamundra drill hall at 9 o’clock on the morning they arrived. The local Herald reported keenly on the activity there.

The AWM has two fine pictures of the Coota camp – Sunday dinner in the camp and a group portrait of the “Wild and Woolly Thirds”.

Coota was also a stop on one of the most famous of the ‘snowball’ recruiting marches. The Kangaroos, who began in Wagga, collected men from Cootamundra as they made the 350 mile march to The Domain in Sydney.

— Cheryl Ward

Cootamundra Ex-Serviceman’s and Citizens’ Memorial Club