Morpeth Gallery exhibit pays tribute to Australian Light Horse Brigade

At work: Artist Ron Marshall painting Charge. Picture: Supplied
At work: Artist Ron Marshall painting Charge. Picture: Supplied

Morpeth Gallery will host a new exhibit this week that pays homage to the Australian Light Horse Brigade’s six kilometre charge at Beersheba a century ago.

World renowned equine artists Jennifer and Ron Marshall have contributed the work, which will be on show at the gallery between 10am and 5pm from April 20 until April 23.

The charge at Beersheba is known as the last great cavalry charge.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba, where the fourth Australian Light Horse Brigade took the strategic town of Beersheba from Turkish rivals in the late stages of World War One.

The storming of Turkish defences allowed British Empire forces to break the Ottoman line near Gaza and advance in Palestine. 

Ron and Jennifer Marshall will be at the Morpeth Gallery during the free exhibition this week, along with fellow artists John Bradley and Ian Hansen.

Entry into the exhibit is free.