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The Great Ride

           A National Trust Heritage Event

The Great Ride -


In 1918 Palestine, the Australian Light Horse commenced a pursuit of the Turks all the way to Damascus. Singer, songwriter and musician Carmel Charlton presents “The Great Ride” comprising images, songs and dialogue. It is based on diary/letter written by Trooper Ned Moriarty to his sister Alice in 1918. The 10th Light Horse Regiment was given the honour of leading the Australian Mounted Division into Damascus where they accepted the surrender of the city.

Army Museum of Western Australia
Artillery Barracks, Burt Street
Fremantle, Western Australia 6018


TIME: 2.00pm    DURATION:  1 hour 

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(Below) Ned Moriarty                  Ned's sister Alice Moriarty