The 'charge' part of the Wright collection.

Beersheba classics

Beersheba and the battles leading up to the publicised charge will be the feature of a special exhibition to be on view at the Murrurundi & District Historical Society church hall exhibition from the end of October to early December.

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

“Compiled 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.

“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 will also house a selection of framed photographs held by the Murrurundi Light Horse contingent which will be on display at the Murrurundi Bowling Club on “Beersheba“ day and then transferred to the historical society exhibition.


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