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4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Macleod, Victoria

NOTICE: VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HWY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

The Unit History Room (UHR) has been a part of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment for many years. In 1969, discussions commenced within the unit to canvass the notion of a Regimental Museum. Eventually, in 1987, a Board of Trustees was formed which established the Museum with ownership of objects vested in the Trustees.

Why we are here
The UHR’s mission is to conserve, interpret and exhibit equipment, relics, icons, artefacts, memorabilia, and historical information related to:
• the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment;
• its antecedent, associated and successor units and elements;
including the history of these in the context of the Australian Light Horse and, the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in order to:
• understand and commemorate the Regiment’s history;
• support the morale, education and training of the Regiment; and
• promote community awareness of the Regiment’s history and achievements.

What we collect
The collection focusses on:
• matters pertaining to individual and unit histories of 4/19 PWLH and its antecedent and associated units and organisations,
• the context of these in the Australian Light Horse and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps
• related equipment and artefacts
The scope of historical interest includes military, political, social and cultural aspects

How we are organised
The UHR is an element of the Regiment reporting to the Commanding Officer and Trustees.

Getting to know us

• The UHR is open on Monday and Thursday mornings (except public holidays). We can open at other times by appointment. Group visits from organizations are welcome.

Object donations
We often receive offers of donations of objects of interest. There is increasing community awareness that, when cleaning up, objects of possible historical significance should be sent to a museum rather than the tip.

Museum practice is for object donations to involve a transfer of ownership to the museum. Potential donors sometimes ask that it be treated as a long term loan, “in case I want it back one day”. If you are not happy to let it go, then it is better to keep it. In the case of medals, we would like to be sure that the family agrees to the donation.

Not all donations are of particular relevance to the UHR. With a clear title to the item, we can transfer it to a more appropriate collection. Or, we may decline a donation.

Situations vacant
The UHR is looking for volunteers who can commit for the long haul. The types of work involved include: preparation and maintenance of displays, photographing and cataloguing of objects, escorting visitors, and picture framing.

In accordance with museums practice, the Unit History Room DOES NOT provide valuations of objects

We are located at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia.

Enquiries: Unit orderly room, phone 8481 7905

Contact Information

location
Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria 3085 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9442 5205

Contact

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday mornings or by appointment. Closed public holidays VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HIGHWAY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

Entry Fee

Suggested donation $5

Location

Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

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The collection focuses on history of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.
The scope includes the modern day Regiment established in 1948 and its antecedent units dating back to the Kyneton District Mounted Rifles of 1861.

David Brown 12 May 2016 4:01 PM

can you help me please Im doing up a ferret scout car at are Army Museum could you if possible email me a photo or diagram of how the Battries are set up in side the Ferret please, I live in Aussie W.A. You have a great pages on the Victorian Collections its a WOW thank you. David.

Roy Arnott 8 June 2016 8:11 PM

David FSC manuals here. Including Electrical www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/manuals.htm Regards Roy Arnott

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1599 items

1599 items

Medal - Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Miniature circular silver medal with claw and swivel ribbon suspension bar; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of King Edward VII in field marshal’s uniform, circumscribed ‘EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR’ (Edward VII King Emperor); the reverse with a scrolled crowned plaque inscribed ‘FOR / LONG SERVICE / IN THE / COLONIAL AUXILIARY / FORCES’ within a wreath of oak and laurel; height 24.76 (0.97 inch); age-toned; on original ribbon.

Historical information

The Medal was instituted on 18 May 1899 to be awarded for 20 years’ service in the Colonial Auxiliary Forces (service in West Africa counting double). The Medal was superseded in 1930 by the Efficiency Medal having been awarded in small numbers throughout its existence.

Inscriptions & Markings

No 93189 S M GP MACKAY AAMC

Information Sheets - Student Study Guide

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A set of photocopied study guides and precis on various implements used by catering staff in a field environment, including, immersion heaters, pressure lamps (Austramax) M2A modified burner and a page on immediate first aid for snake bite

Book - The Princes of Wales

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book

Significance

The title of the Regiment includes that of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Regimental badge incorporates the three feathers and motto (Ich Dien) of his crest. This book provides a history of the 21 Princes of Wales from the Black Prince of Battle of Crecy fame to Charles.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 7182 5890 8

Booklet - Japanese Equipment

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet issued by AMF General Staff Intelligence in May 1944. Contains pictures and descriptions of Japanese equipment encountered in the SW Pacific area.

Torch, Right Angle

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Green plastic right angle torch, powered by 2 x D cells

Inscriptions & Markings

tml, Made in England, 6230-99-910-5033

Pouch, pistol ammunition

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

1937 pattern webbing pistol ammunition pouch. Top opening flap secured by brass press stud. Fitted with two 3mm dia brass belt hooks.

Inscriptions & Markings

Under opening flap: "Z L & T Ltd 1948" Stamped inside body of pouch: "2030" 20mm circular ring stamped on back of pouch. Marking inside ring not decipherable.

DVD - The Park of the Australian Soldier. Remembering the Light Horse April 28, 2008

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

On April 28, 2008, along with Israel's President Shimon Peres and Australia's Governor-General, Major General (ret) Michael Jeffrey AC, CVO, MC, the late Richard Pratt opened the Park of the Australian Soldier in Beersheba, Israel. An initiative of the Melbourne-based Pratt Foundation, the Park commemorates the involvement of the Australian military forces in the Middle East in two World Wars and in other conflicts in the region. It features a memorial to the Australian Light Horse Brigade which won Beersheba from the Turks in World War 1 and a dual purpose playground which provides access to children with disabilities. This DVD records the Park's opening ceremony on April 28, 2008.

Booklet - Field Engineering and Mine Warfare Pam 5 Laying, Recording and Marking of Mine Fields Part 1 - All Arms 1955

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet, applicable to all arms, describing what mines are, what they can do, and how they are used.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8813. Marked as Superseded.

Booklet - Instruction Book Driving & Maintenance, Tanks Infantry Matilda I.II.III.IV.V

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Loose leaf, lace bound, booklet, including amdt No 1,written for the crew of the tank to enable them to carry out routine maintenance and operate the tank.

Booklet - Combined Operations Beach Organisation & Maintenance 1945

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet originally issued as 1 Aust Corps Training Instruction No 2 of 17 Dec 1943, revised and amended in 1944. The pamphlet sets out the methods by which it is proposed to organise the beaches and beach maintenance area during the landing operations of Australian Army formations.

Inscriptions & Markings

No 1960 SECRET (GBD)

Book - Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading and Field Sketching 1929

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard cardboard covered book, covering map reading, field sketching and air photo reading for use of officer candidates, officers and non-commissioned officers. Reprinted with amendments Nos 1 -4, 1939

Inscriptions & Markings

26 GS Pubns 124

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 3 Vol 3 Pam No 1 Drill 1979

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet. 4 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-096-4848

Stereographic Photographs - Victorian Contingent. S.S. Medic Going Aboard

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Albumem silver stereographs. Shows S.S. Medic loading. This is similar to Cat No 1326

Inscriptions & Markings

The title

Souvenir Programme - 100 Years Centenary Toora 1888-1988

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A souvenir programme for the township of Toora centenary on the week end 11- 14 March 1988. The Band of the 4th/19th PWLH's tasks were to hold recitals, provide music at various locations , lead a street procession and 'Beat the Retreat' at the RSL.

Book - The Art of Camouflage

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Semi-hard covered book

Booklet - Scout Car Recce Ferret Mk2. Provisional User Handbook

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Plastic loose leaf folder containing the user handbook

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 17830

Silver mug

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Mug, silver plate, with handle

Inscriptions & Markings

Sqn Sec 4/19 PWLH LAD A Brennan Dec 1962 Under base:Savice Reproductions pure silver plate

Book - Signal Training Pamphlet No 6 Communication Security

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered book, detailing communications security in the Australian Army

Significance

Training manual used by Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-039-4906

Photograph - L Horse School of Instruction. Camp Maribyrnong 8.2.18

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A posed sepia photo of the staff (?) at the School of Instruction taken at Maribyrnong in 1918. The photo shows 49 soldiers of various ranks. Photo mounted on heavy card.

Inscriptions & Markings

The title is superimposed on the photo. B M Graham 'The Central Studio' 57 Elm Grove Ripponlea Melbourne. On back: "Mrs Hallett 8 Anne Cr Nth Brighton"

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 8 Ranges Pam 2 Range Practices (All Corps) 1982

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Loose leaf photocopied reproduction of the training manual.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-108-8329

Booklet - The Enemy

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet providing information about typical Asian Communist military forces in sufficient detail for their organisations, characteristics, weapons and tactics to be portrayed realistically in training. This booklet covers Part 1 - Communist Insurgent Guerilla Units

Inscriptions & Markings

DFSN 7610-66-035-7506

Calendar 2015 - Over a Century of Service

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Commemorative wall calendar incorporating photos of various aspects of Australian military service from the Boer War to Afghanistan

Inscriptions & Markings

PO2745

Document - The Australian Light Armoured Vehicle

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A single page. The article gives a brief description of the vehicle and its capability. Six photographs and the badges of 2/14 Light Horse and 2 Cavalry Regiments

DVD - Life in the Trenches

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

DVD: 1-16x Speed 55 Minutes 4.7 GB Picture Format 4:3 Colour PAL 0 Disc Format DVD 5 Audio Content 2.0 Stereo

Historical information

Distributor's blurb: " The First World War (1914-1918) was supposed to be 'the war to end all wars'. For the young, eager and patriotic men who enlisted in their thousands to fight for King and Country, it was to be a marvellous adventure - an opportunity to march to Glory with the battalions of 'pals' and 'chums'. Nothing could have prepared them for the nightmare that beckoned. This video explains what it meant to live and fight on the Western front, from the innocent patriotism of 'Kitchener's Army' to the war weary anger of the war poets. This is the story of the horror of life in the trenches. Powerful contemporary film footage and photgraphic images are revealed in this DVD, featuring the latest computer graphics and dramatised accounts of those who were there, with comment and analysis by Dr. David Chandler and a special appearance by Brian Blessed.

Inscriptions & Markings

9 325425 026123

Pike

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Wooden Pike, originally carrying King's Colours of Victorian Rangers, brass ferrules each end, topped with brass Queen's crown surmounted by a lion wearing a crown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plate inscribed: Commonwealth of Australia Victorian Rangers King's Colour presented to the Regiment on Monday 17 Nov 1905 by His Excellency The Governor-General Lord Northcote CCMG CCIE CBK

Radio Set RS 510

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Manpack portable HF transmitter/receiver consisting of two main units mounted in webbing pouches (worn in place of 1937 pattern infantry basic pouches). Crystal controlled radio for use in areas where VHF radio not viable, eg jungle. Operating range 3 to 5 miles The radio and all equipment comes in a wooden transit case

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Transmitter No 885, Receiver No 885

Photograph - 4 LH Officers at Tripoli

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A black & white photo showing six mounted Light Horse officers.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Officers of the 4th ALH Tripoli, Syria December 1918

Booklet - RAAC Training Vol 2 Firing Techniques Pam 4A: The Application of Fire from FSV (Scorpion)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A loose leaf photo copy of the publication.

Medal Set

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Set of 4 miniature medals with ribbons: 1939-45 Star Pacific Star 1939-45 War Medal Australia Service Medal

Historical information

World War 2 issues

Booklet - Artillery Training Vol III Pam No 8 1942

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet with Australian Addendum No 1 covering co-operation with the RAF. Originally printed by Keliher, Hudson & Kearns Ltd, London

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published