Descendants of Indigenous Light Horse

November 16, 2017 by  
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The Rona Tranby Trust Australian Light Horse Project supported 12 descendants of Indigenous WWI Australian Light Horse soldiers to travel to Beersheva to take part in the recent Centenary Commemoration ceremonies.  Read more

Mountain bikers to trace the Light Horsemen’s ride

October 14, 2017 by  
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On October 30-31, exactly 100 years since the heroic victory of the ANZACs in the Battle of Beer Sheba, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will become the first Australian prime minister to visit Israel to attend the centennial commemoration…and going for the ride is Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans. Read more

Australasian Jewish youth to celebrate the Light Horse centenary in Israel

October 7, 2017 by  
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This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade battle at Beer Sheva, where at dusk on 31 October, 1917, the Australian brigade stormed through the Turkish defence to capture Beer Sheva. This marked a turning point in removing Ottoman rule from Palestine and was a precursor to the formation of the Jewish state. Read more

Beersheba remembered

November 6, 2014 by  
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At the annual ceremony commemorating the 1917 Battle of Beersheba, the city’s mayor referred to a proposed project with the Australian government to establish a permanent museum in the city. Read more