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The museum of Australia's oldest, most decorated Regiment in the mainland's oldest (1820), heritage listed barracks. Trace the evolution of the weaponry, uniforms and equipment of the NSW Cavalry and famed Light Horse - from horses and lances through machine guns and tanks to contemporary armoured reconnaissance. With a retired Lancer as guide, hear stories of the Regiment's ceremonial duties at home and overseas as Vice-Regal Escort, and of its active service in the Boer War, in WWI as the First Light Horse at Gallipoli and Palestine, and in WWII in New Guinea and Borneo where it mounted what is to this day Australia's largest ever tank attack at Balikpapan. View one of Australia's best Boer War collections, including handwritten first known versions of Banjo Patterson war poems; clamber over the collection of vintage armoured vehicles, and see the world from inside a 50 ton Centurion Main Battle Tank.

Email: enquiries@lancers.org.au

Email: ian.hawthorn@lancers.org.au

Phone: 02 9899 2960

Website: www.lancers.org.au

Address:
Lancer Barracks
Sydney Suburbs, New South Wales, 2150

Experiences you can enjoy at NSW Lancers Memorial Museum:
Cultural, Educational Tourism, Historic/Heritage, Science and Technology


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NSW Lancers Memorial Museum

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NSW Lancers Memorial Museum

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The Boer War display, inside Linden House, which tells the remarkable story of how the Lancers became the first Colonial and therefore Australian troops to see action in the Boer War in 1899

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The Boer War display, inside Linden House, which tells the remarkable story of how the Lancers became the first Colonial and therefore Australian troops to see action in the Boer War in 1899

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The first known version of Banjo Patterson's poem, 'Another Blessed Horse Fell Down', written and signed by Patterson in the Boer War diary of Major GL Lee, who commanded the Lancers in the war. Patterson accompanied the Lancers on the troopship to South Africa and, later, while campaigning on the Veldt, as war correspondent for the Sydney Morning herald.

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The first known version of Banjo Patterson's poem, 'Another Blessed Horse Fell Down', written and signed by Patterson in the Boer War diary of Major GL Lee, who commanded the Lancers in the war. Patterson accompanied the Lancers on the troopship to South Africa and, later, while campaigning on the Veldt, as war correspondent for the Sydney Morning herald.

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Museum volunteers lift the engines out of the WW2 Matilda tank named ACE. ACE was the first tank to land in what is to this day Australia's largest ever amphibious armoured assault, carried out by the Lancers at Balikpapan in 1945. ACE is one of only 3 Balikpapan tanks left in the world today and the only one capable of restoration to full mobility, a major project now being undertaken by the Museum.

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Museum volunteers lift the engines out of the WW2 Matilda tank named ACE. ACE was the first tank to land in what is to this day Australia's largest ever amphibious armoured assault, carried out by the Lancers at Balikpapan in 1945. ACE is one of only 3 Balikpapan tanks left in the world today and the only one capable of restoration to full mobility, a major project now being undertaken by the Museum.

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