Fortnightly - Saturday


Lancer Barracks
2 Smith Street, Parramatta 2150


NSW Lancers Memorial Museum
Lancers - Voices from the Saddle

Lancers from the turn of the nineteenth century tell their stories of the earliest years of soldiering in Australia through readings from their diaries, letters, poems and scrapbooks.

Hear first hand accounts of:

  • Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 1897
  • The first soldier to successfully escape from a Boer prisoner of war camp in 1900
  • The landings at ANZAC Cove and life in the Gallipoli trenches
  • Compare Banjo Patterson Boer War poems from the mouth of the great man and    written in a Lancer's Boer War diary, with the versions edited by Angus & Robertson and accepted today as Patterson's work 
  • The Lancer at the centre of Australia's first constitutional crisis in 1903
  • A nightmare route march in Egypt in 1916 - and it was only in training
  • The Light Horse charge at Beersheba in 1917

Study a period copy of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended WW1 and arguably started WW2, and read from YOUR soldier ancestors letters and diaries from the same period.