AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE
MEMORIAL PARK AND INFO CENTRE
Nestled amongst native Australian bushland, the Australian Light Horse Memorial Park in Seymour, regional Victoria, commemorates those who fought in the Australian Light Horse Regiments in Beersheba, then Ottoman Syria, on 31 October 1917.
The Battle of Beersheba—involving the famous mounted charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade—was a pivotal turning point in the Allied campaign during World War One.
The information centre reconstructs the moments in time when the ‘charge’ (represented by rows of angled metal posts) proceeded under fire towards the town of Beersheba.
The town centre (represented by the granite paving and exposed aggregate concrete) is surrounded by horse-leg sculptures showing the key moments in sequence: the charge, the attack on the town and the eventual victory. The lightweight shade structures above are reminiscent of the tents soldiers used for shelter during the war.
Light Horse Memorial Park