Light Horse battle turns 100

The 7th Light Horse was led by then Lt-Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel, who was born in Tabulam.

The 7th Light Horse was led by then Lt-Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel, who was born in Tabulam.

Tabulam – home of the Australian Light Horse – is marking the centenary of the Battle of Beersheva this Sunday, July 16, from 11am with a Light Horse re-enactment by local horsemen at the memorial site.

The Australian and New Zealand mounted troops of the 7th Light Horse were led by then Lt-Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel, who was born in Tabulam.

‘Stories from the past’ will recount heroic, tragic and poignant events of fellow soldiers or loved ones. Barry Rodgers of the Australian Light Horse Association will set up a temporary museum on the day and there will be an exhibition from artist Jennifer Martin with her Light Horse painting collection.

The CWA will put provide morning tea and there will be a screening of a movie on Beersheva in the hall at 2pm.

Mayor Peter Petty and Mayor Danielle Mulholland will also be in attendance.