RSL wel­comes new paint­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -

THE Mun­dub­bera So­cial Darts Club As­so­ci­a­tion has do­nated a paint­ing to the Mun­dub­bera RSL.

Dart As­so­ci­a­tion trea­surer Ian Mas­covich do­nated the pain­ing by lo­cal artist Sue Leder­hose.

The paint­ing, called the 4th Light Horse at the Charge of Beer­sheba, is on dis­play at the Mun­dub­bera Art Gallery as part of Mrs Leder­hose’s ex­hibit.

RSL pres­i­dent David Roach said he wel­comed the paint­ing.

“Re­ferred to as His­tory’s last great cav­alry charge, the at­tack took place at dusk on the 31st Oc­to­ber 1917,” Mr Roach said.

“The cap­ture of Beer­sheba en­abled the Bri­tish to break the Ot­toman line and ad­vance into Pales­tine.

“The bat­tle is also a tes­ta­ment to the courage and te­nac­ity of Aus­tralian Mounted Troops un­der Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Harry Chau­vel and to the stout walers they rode into bat­tle upon.

“The mag­nif­i­cent paint­ing will be mounted in the RSL Hall fol­low­ing the close of Mrs Leder­hose’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion.”

RIGHT: Ian Mas­covich and David Roach with the paint­ing in the Mun­dub­bera Art Gallery.

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