Horse Power: Light Horse in Palestine - to Beersheba and beyond
114 Kentucky Street, Armidale, NSW, 2350, Australia
21st November 2017 to 28th November 2017
A century ago young Light Horsemen from from the New England region found themselves on the other side of the world fighting their way from Egypt to Lebanon. The historic Battle of Beersheba in October 1917 is one the most famous encounters in this campaign which pushed men and their horses to their limits. Horse Power provides you with an opportunity to look at the day to day life of these soldiers through their own images and words. Horse Power draws upon local historical collections including the UNE Archive and the 12/16 Hunter River Lancers as well as some loans from the Australian War Memorial including a painted portrait of General Sir Henry Chauvel and a sketchbook by war artist George Lambert. The exhibition includes never before exhibited photographs, diaries and memorabilia from local private and family collections which will help us tell the story of the deployment to Palestine and the historic Battle of Beersheba from a number of perspectives. Curated by William Oates, UNE University Archivist. Presented in partnership with the University of New England. An official event of the Centenary of Beersheba.