Thursday, August 21, 2014

129 years of military and Parramatta community history street Pageant

To commemorate the centenary of WW1 and the raising of the 1st Light Horse (AIF) from the ranks of the NSW Lancers, the Museum of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers together with Parramatta City Council is mounting a historical Pageant along Macquarie Street, Parramatta. Drawing extensively on period uniforms, equipment & vehicles from the Museum's heritage listed collection, the Pageant will trace the history of one of Australia's oldest and most decorated Regiments, from its foundation in 1885 as Australia's only Regiment of Lancers, through it's time as a Tank Regiment (you are unlikely to see a 50 ton Main Battle Tank rolling through the centre of any other city in Australia!) to the current Regiment with its Bushmaster vehicles.

Sat 30 Aug.   1:00–​6:00pm
NSW Lancers Memorial Museum