The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre is a not for profit and non profit group whose sole aim is to write the early history of the Australian Light Horse from 1900 - 1920. It is funded and information researched by the individuals within the group. The information on this site is for private research use only. No express or implied permission is given for commercial use of the information.
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1901 began the first century of Australian Federation. One enduring legend developed from the beginning of this new nation to take its place as an icon of Australian history, that is, the Australian Light Horse. Formed in 1903 from a long series of state traditions reaching back many decades, the Light Horse is closely identified with the values to which most Australians aspire and so strikes an formidable chord within the national narrative. With this movement came the various Australian themes of mateship, lending a hand, and specific symbols such as the Charge at Beersheba and the use of emu plumes in the felt hat. As time progressed, the Light Horsemen seem to have taken on a mythical quality that transcends the reality of their story. The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre was established to peel away these legends and present an accurate description about this era. Through careful scholarship this site aims to provide people who have an interest in this particular phase of Australian history an ability to meet with the historical Light Horsemen and so gain a clear version of the life lead by these men, their families and the society in which they lived during the formative period from 1899 to 1920. It is through accurate commentary that these folk gain their honour and well deserved place within the Australian Story.
The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre Blog has grown to such an extent that it is becoming difficult for the casual visitor to follow the detail posted on the site. To make the reading experience simpler, a complete outline of all posts on the blog has been listed below. The headers for each discrete part of the Light Horse story follows the thread headers in the blog. After the header is a brief description as to the information that may be found within that section. Following that are the various subject headings for that particular branch of knowledge. As the margin moves to the right, the information becomes less general and more specific to a particular aspect within that subject.
If you wish to go directly to the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre Blog for the current date, use the following link.
At any time, you are able to go to the blog via the thread headers to the left of the screen or should you wish to enter a particular date, there is a calendar at the bottom of the left. Each highlighted date links directly to the posts of that particular day. Once on the blog, accessing this page is simple. At the top of the thread subject headers is the link to the topic “AAA - Full Index“ which will then open up to a post that gives you options to either come to this page or search the site. The aim is to simplify the process of searching a complex subject.
To search the site, use the following search box:
In your search parameters, try to exclude words or terms that are found in the index on the left side of the page. /p>
Be specific with your terms and you will reach your source quickly.
We hope this will assist you in your study of the Australian Light Horse history.
This site is a continuous work in progress and so this index will always lag in relation to the data on the site. While every attempt will be made to keep this page current, that is not always possible due to many different factors. However, this should not cause any difficulties in accessing the information on the blog.