Light Horse Commemoration Ride
A spectacular commemorative ride of up to 100 horses from the Australian Light Horse Association will take place through Brisbane streets from 5pm on Saturday 27 September 2014. The parade will travel along Adelaide Street, between George and Creek Streets, honouring the Light Horsemen of World War One.
As well as the commemorative ride, the Courier Mail Piazza in the South Bank Parklands will host a special event from 12-6pm, giving visitors a glimpse of the daily lives of soldiers during the First World War. The exhibition will include educational displays, live performances of soldier training exercises as they would have been done in 1914, and members of the Australian Light Horse Association.
These events are part of the Queensland Government’s ANZAC centenary program, and form an official part of the Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire celebrations, so visitors can enjoy this exciting opportunity before the fireworks begin later in the evening.
For more information about these events, visit the ANZAC Centenary Queensland website.
State Library of Queensland has a collection of photographs of Australian Light Horse Regiments, before their departure to war, during embarkation, and on overseas service. These evocative images can be viewed through our catalogue by searching Light Horse images.