Cooee /ku:'i:/ a shout used in Australia, a means of re-uniting those separated, to help to find or bring somebody home - in this case, to help connect us with the past.
Based on a commissioned history by the National Rifle Association of Australia, this history will be published by Longueville Media in June 2013. The history examines the origins and development of the Australian rifle club movement from its colonial origins to 1988, the 100th anniversary of the formation of the first national rifle club association. After Federation, the movement had a close but often vexed relationship with the Australian Army in its role as a third line in the defence of Australia. Today, the NRAA remains as Australia's oldest elite sporting body and the premier long-range target shooting organization in Australia. But its history, character and culture, even today, is deeply rooted in its military antecedents. The book will be launched at the NRAA’s National Queen’s Prize shoot at Belmont, Queensland.