As we commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Desert Mounted Corps in 2017, this newly created exhibition looks in to the formation of the corps in 1917 and the events leading to the memorial honouring the lives lost during the Middle East campaign. It also delves into the controversy of the memorials’ relocation to Mount Clarence, where many saw Albany as an unsuitable location.
However, with many visiting the memorial each year to reflect on those who served our nation, it now forms part of Australia’s ANZAC identity and was declared a ‘Military Monument of National Significance’ by Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Senator Michael Ronaldson in 2015.
‘The Memorial to the Desert Mounted Corps’ exhibition is on at the Princess Royal Fortress Barracks Gallery from late September through to Remembrance Day 11 November 2017.
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