Too Dark for the Light Horse

Too Dark posterToo Dark for the Light Horse tells the story of the contribution of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders to the services in this photographic exhibition. Unfortunately, the records of the armed forces have not registered the real number of indigenous people who served. But Aborigines and Islanders were there. We can find them in photos or through families coming forward with soldiers' names. This exhibition toured in two forms - a framed version for galleries and a modified lightweight easy-to-erect version touring through community venues.

The modified version of Too Dark for the Light Horse was produced with assistance from Visions of Australia. This exhibition has toured remote communities in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and also the Parliamentary Library in Canberra.

Too Dark for the Light Horse (modified)
Location Start Finish
Castlemaine Historical Sociey, Castlemaine 5/6/2000 27/6/2000
Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, North Geelong 30/6/2000 16/7/2000
Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, Warnambool 20/7/2000 30/7/2000
Brambuk Cultural Centre, Halls Gap 4/8/2000 29/8/2000
Living Museum of the West, Maribyrnong 5/9/2000 25/9/2000
Clunes Museum, Clunes 28/9/2000 24/10/2000
George Evans Museum, Sunbury 25/10/2000 21/11/2000
Swinburne University, Healesville 24/11/2000 3/12/2000
Albany Residency Museum 5/4/2001 29/4/2001
Bussleton Jetty Interpretive Centre 1/5/2001 28/5/2001
Goldfields War Museum, Boulder, WA 30/5/2001 30/7/2001
WA Museum Geraldton 3/8/2001 2/9/2001
Centenary Bakery Museum, Hurstville, NSW 13/9/2001 11/10/2001
Tuggeranong Homestead, ACT 18/10/2001 4/11/2001