The 'charge' part of the Wright collection.

Beersheba classics

Beersheba and the battles leading up to the publicised charge are the feature of a special exhibition on view at the Murrurundi & District Historical Society church hall exhibition centre.

These un-seen photographs were rated by Dr Roslyn Russell in her significance assessment of the museum as “a significant photo album of the Desert Campaign in World War 1.

“Taken by Maxwell Edward Wright, the photos are from a valuable historical record compiled by a serving officer who had risen from the rank of private and was awarded the Military Cross,” she said.

“They are of historical significance for their picturing of diverse aspects of the Desert Campaign and can be compared with other photographic collections on the campaign held in the Australian War Memorial.

“They are of artistic significance for the quality of their composition and are also of research significance.”

The exhibition, which closes on December 3, is also home to a selection of framed photographs held by the Murrurundi Light Horse which are also on display.

Murrurundi is the home to one of the most active Light Horse groups in Australia and this year was rated as "unique".



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