Light Horse Memorial

Light Horse War Memorial. Photo from ANZAC day memorials - http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/tff/memorials/alh/

This Light Horse memorial displays a plaque showing a poem written about the light horsemen returning to Australia without their mounts.Click here link to the Light Horse memorial. ‘This memorial is dedicated to the Australian light horsemen and their mounts. The poem refers to WW1 and is inspired by the feelings of Australian light horsemen, […]

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What do you know about the slouch hat?

Hat with emu feathers

Although believed to be uniquely Australian, similar styles of slouch hats were used by many other countries long before it was part of the Australian military uniform. The first Aussie users of the hats were soldiers fighting the Boer War when there was a severe shortage of helmets. The simple khaki felt hat was chosen […]

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