The Battle of Beersheba: the “Last Great Cavalry Charge in the world”


Thursday 20th ‘til Sunday 23rd April at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm,
5 Green Street, Morpeth: admission free.

A six kilometre charge of the Australian Light Horse, lead to the fall of Beersheba 100 years ago this year.

Morpeth Gallery will remember this charge in a stunning art display capturing this amazing feat by world famous equine artists Jennifer and Ron Marshall.  It can be viewed from Thursday 20th ‘til Sunday 23rd April at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm, 5 Green Street, Morpeth: admission free.

Specialising in the Australian Light Horse, artist Ron Marshall uses a mixed technique of acrylics, alkyds, and oils to create paintings showing the unique bond between soldiers and their horses, and the events they endured together – particularly the Battle of Beersheba.

In 1917, the Battle of Beersheba was the last great cavalry charge, where members of the 4th Australian Light Horse stormed through Turkish defences, seizing Beersheba and enabling the British Empire forces to break the Ottoman line near Gaza on 7th November and advance in Palestine. The battle was a part of the wider British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza.

Ron Marshall will be at Morpeth Gallery throughout the exhibition, as well as fellow artists Jennifer Marshall, miliaria and landscape artist John Bradley and marine artist Ian Hansen.

For more information on the Battle of Beersheba see attached information sheet.

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