Murrurundi Community Portal Community Portal - where everything is local
Welcome to our site! | Register | Member Login |      


                                      Murrurundi NSW   Top of the Upper Hunter



   Search Local - Shop Local - Stay Local 

Beersheba Commemorations  Murrurundi 2013

The real War Horses and their riders remembered

The greatest horse charge in our history, the Battle of Beersheba was commemorated in Murrurundi on Saturday morning where the public were welcome to attend.


Each year for more than a decade the Murrurundi 12th Light Horse Troop have held the service in memory of the heroic efforts of Australian troops and their steeds on 31 October 1917.


“We do it to recognise and remember what the men and their horses did for us in World War 1,” secretary of the Murrurundi 12th Light Horse Troop, Del Ross, said.


Upper Hunter Shire Council Mayor Michael Johnsen who has emceed the event for several years said the Battle of Beersheba was an extraordinary part of Australian history with strong links to families still living in the Upper Hunter.


“They were mostly stockmen, drovers, farmers, graziers, or station hands,” Cr Johnsen said.


“800 horses and riders thundering toward gun fire and trenches and changed the history of the war in the Middle East.”


During the service the Murrurundi 12th Light Horse Troop on horseback lead in by the Scone Pipe Band and children from Blandford and Murrurundi public schools.


This was be followed by original World War 1 equipment, a limba (the vehicle that carried ammunition) and a canon which was captured in France.


A cross was erected for the ceremony and the sports ground became a temporary war memorial. During the service a catapult party which includes former servicemen guarded the cross.


After the service there was a laying of wreaths at the cross.


The public were invited to attend the ceremony which was held at 11am, Saturday October 26 on Wilson Memorial Oval, Murrurundi.



Children's Play Area & Picnic  Area
Wilson Memorial Oval - Murrurundi 
Click HERE for expanded view

Paradise Park - 360 Panoramic View
Paradise Lane -  Murrurundi NSW
Click HERE for expanded view

Ph 0484 607 055

The latest "Links Magazine"  May 2017

The Murrurundi Community Portal Website 
A proud initiative of the Murrurundi Community

Murrurundi Community Forum 

Next Meeting - Monday 5th June 2017 
CTC Meeting Room 

All Wecome!

Our major sponsors are

Bettington Rural
King of the Ranges
Murrurundi & District Arts Council


The Murrurundi Swinging Bridge being repaired in 2014


Proudly Supporting the Murrurundi Community Portal Community
113 Mayne St Murrurundi
(02) 6546 6300 More
131 Mayne St Murrurundi
(02) 6546 6252 More
71 Mayne Street Murrurundi
0431566021 More
48 Haydon Street Murrurundi
6546 6220 More