Blog: Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse
Wednesday 24 September 2014 by Gabrielle Considine. 1 comments
This month’s sound reel depicts Lawrence of Arabia in a light not usually seen. It contains the sometimes frank opinions of four Australian contemporaries of Lieutenant Colonel T E Lawrence CB DSO. Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, was a British Army advisor to the Hejaz Army in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In this sound reel is a significant recording from the Memorial’s collection, that of a speech by …
Monday 12 May 2008 by Mal Booth. 3 comments
Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse: catalogue cover Our exhibition catalogue has now sold out. You can, however, now download a pdf file of the catalogue and get this printed yourself. Read on
Tuesday 29 April 2008 by Mal Booth.
I realise this is short notice, but we just filmed a short segment on the charge at Beersheba (31 October 1917) in the exhibition this afternoon. It should run on SBS World News Australia, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. It is being run in conjunction with a story about the dedication of the new Australian Light Horse Memorial at Beersheba by the Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Australian Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery in …
Friday 18 April 2008 by Mal Booth. 7 comments
My colleague Robyn Van Dyk and I have probably taken well over 1,200 people on guided tours of the Memorial's current special exhibition Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse. As ANZAC Day 2008 approaches it is interesting to reflect on which Light Horse images have resonated most profoundly with our visitors. This week, I also took some veterans from the Vietnam War through the exhibition. They had served in the battle for Fire …
Friday 4 April 2008 by Mal Booth.
These tours are advertised elsewhere on our website, but just in case you've not seen them, either Robyn or myself are running tours of the exhibition at 10.45 am on the following dates: 14, 21, 24 and 27 February 5, 10, 12, 19 and 26 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 24* and 30 April 7, 14, 21, and 24 May They usually last around an hour, unless we get carried away. Of course you can always download the audio tour and bring it with you on an MP3 …
Monday 17 March 2008 by Robyn Van-Dyk.
Local historian and biographer Jennifer Horsfield will talk about Rania MacPhillamy, who served as a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War. MacPhillamy helped Alice Chisholm to set up canteens in Port Said, Kantara, Jerusalem, and Rafa, and was awarded an OBE for her work. She was remembered with great affection and admiration by the men of the Australian Light Horse. Sunday, March…
Friday 7 March 2008 by Mal Booth. 1 comments
A Thousand Miles of Battles, by Ian Jones Ian Jones' revised edition of "A Thousand Miles of Battles" is now available from our shop (here). It was first published in 1987, but last year a new revised edition was released by ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) Inc. Ian wrote and co-produced the film The Lighthorsemen and there is an excellent action shot included in the book (p.115) from the film's scene …
Friday 22 February 2008 by Mal Booth. 2 comments
I received an email today from Charles Kenny of Essex in the UK. He has given me permission to post it here and I've put in some relevant links where I could. Reading about your exhibition, I thought you might be interested in a little known connection. The Bartlett brothers, Stephen and Alfred S., both pearlers of Broome (W.A.), enlisted together in the 10th Light Horse Regiment in May 1915, and embarked from Freemantle on HMAT Anchises…
Tuesday 22 January 2008 by Mal Booth. 6 comments
I now have a better set of images of the exhibition taken by one of our professional photographers, Kerry Alchin. I had thought that I might just replace some of my terribly dark and grainy images, but after talking to our web team, we thought we might upload this new set as a slide show. You can stop the slideshow (by double clicking an image) to view more information or you can look at the previous posts, or even post a question in a …
Monday 21 January 2008 by Robyn Van-Dyk. 1 comments
This post is a further comment regarding Emily Robertson's post on the Shellal Mosaic. When researching for the exhibition I came across some references to the mosaic in the collection of papers of General Sir Henry George Chauvel. In a letter to his wife on 3 May 1917 he mentions some damage done to the mosaic by Turkish forces and that he had contacted the Director of Antiquities to remove it. The letter was transcribed into Lady …