CENTENARY OF THE LIGHT HORSE

What does Beersheba mean? Answer. In Hebrew - seven wells.

It has significant meaning for Palestine. In 1917, Australian, British and New Zealand soldiers lost their lives in World War 1. Today we walked close to the Turkish trenches, and strolled in the beautiful park created by the Pratt family to commemorate the victory by General Allenby in the centre of Beersheba. The gardens and lawns are well maintained and children play on a variety of playground equipment. It’s a place of beauty and peace.

On 31st October 2017, 3000 Australians will pack the park to mark the Centenary of the last charge by any horse battalion in the theatre of war.

This place also had meaning for Abraham. Genesis records he dug a well here.

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