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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

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1599 items

1599 items

Books, visible record

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

Soldier's "clue book", consisting of two visible record books taped together

Inscriptions & Markings

Sgt Douglas, RSS, RHQ 4/19 PWL:H

Framed photograph - Sgt Philip Hill

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

Coloured photo of Sgt Philip Hill, in uniform of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. Oval, in wood frame.

Historical information

Sgt Philip Harry Hill, 29 June 1940 - 1 December 1992, served in the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment between 1959 and 1992. His specialty, and passion, was gunnery instruction. Sgt Hill was a highly respected member of the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

PRESENTED TO 4/19 PWLH SGTS MESS FROM GLENISE HILL 9 FEB 93

Photograph - ANZAC Band Westminster Abbey 25th April 1916

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

A black and white posed photograph of the ANZAC Band outside the entrance to Westminster Abbey.

Photograph - Light Horse Column

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

A black & white photo mounted on cardboard, showing a column of Light Horse riding past buildings with a large group of people watching

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Capture of Damascus WW1

Book - Standing Orders for Vehicle Operation and Maintenance 1952

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

Soft covered book providing administrative instructions for the operation and maintenance of vehicles on unit charge.

Significance

Instructions for operation of unit vehicles

Inscriptions & Markings

Restricted Notice. AMF logo,

Dental Treatment Card

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

Blank dental treatment cards (3 off)

Inscriptions & Markings

AF-1 5033 Revised April 1973

Photo Album, Chanter Collection

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

82 B X W photos mounted on 9 sheets of cardboard. Housed on museum standard lip binder

Significance

Historically significant photos of WW1 service of 4th Light Horse member

Inscriptions & Markings

Photo captions

Booklet - War Gases Learn and Live

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

A soft covered illustrated handbook produced for the public, civil defence services and the home guard covering the nature of war gases, gas attacks, protection, first aid and gas detection table

Inscriptions & Markings

Price 6d

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 28

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

A 25 page document being an advance copy of the pamphlet "The Division and Corps Regiment RAAC". The aim of the pamphlet is to lay down the principles governing the use of the Division/Corps Regiment RAAC and to provide a guide to its characteristics, organisation and handling. 2 copies, 1 incomplete.

Book - The Troopers' Tale - The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles

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

Hard cover book. 382 pages

Historical information

The Otago Mounted Rifles served in the Boer War. In World War 1 the Regiment fought at Gallipoli, then, later, on the Western Front they were part of 1 ANZAC Corps with elements of the 4th and 8th Australian Light Horse Regiments. Later the OMR was reorganised into II ANZAC Corps with B and D Squadrons of the 4th Australian light Horse. Featuring nearly 400 photographs, illustrations and maps. "The Troopers' Tale" records the history of the regiment from the 1860's to the present day, and tells the personal stories of many previously unknown New Zealand soldiers.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 978-0-47320462-4

Razor

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

Gillette razor and blade in metal case. Case painted blue with gold coloured border on lid.

Historical information

Razors were standard issue to soldiers. Having been issued with a razor they had no excuse for not shaving.

Inscriptions & Markings

Case has Gillette trade mark on lid

Book - Looking Forward Looking Back - Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army

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

Hard cover book

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN: 9780980325164 (hbk)

Booklet - Guide to the Art of Coaching on the Range 1992

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

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

NSN 7610-66-136-3956

16 mm Film - Freedom of the City of Melbourne

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

16 mm colour print, 300 ft

Candelabra, single stem , silver

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

Single stem candelabra reproduction silver

Inscriptions & Markings

"Paramount Reproduction" on edge of base Engraved under base: MP , M31

Cruet Set

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

Cruet set. Silver plated . Two salt and pepper shakers and an open topped salt bowl, with spoon, on rectangular metal tray

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to 4/19 PWLH Officers Mess by LT D Kleinhenz on leaving the Regiment June 1980

Radio Set C11/R210

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

A HF radio installation consisting of four main units: C11 Transmitter, R210 Receiver, Power Supply Unit and, Aerial Tuning Unit

Historical information

Used mid 1950's to mid 1970's

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment as rear link

Inscriptions & Markings

C11 - No 155, R210 - No 5092, PSU - No 287/366, ATU- No2118/367

Document - Transmitter-Receiver A510

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

Gestettner print detailing general details, operation and tuning drills for radio set set A510

Significance

Training aid for Regimental equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

Radio Wing A Squadron. June 66

Photograph - B Squadron 8th Light Horse Regiment

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

Black & white photo, 195 x 147 mm, of B Squadron 8th Light Horse Regiment, formed up by troops on a beach.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp on back: Official PhotographAIF in Egypt Copyright reserved

Invitation Card - The Fourth Light Horse Regiment (AIF) Association 37th Annual Ladies' Night

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

A gold edged yellow card, with the event, location, date, price etc printed in blue

Photograph

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

A photo of a large contingent of mounted soldiers parading through the streets of a city. The uniforms indicate the South African War era. It could be a farewell parade, with many citizens on each side of the street. There is indication of location.

Inscriptions & Markings

Nil

Book Set - The Great War, The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict

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

Hard cover, in 13 Volumes. A British account of the history of the Great War. Style is patriotic "Boys' Own Paper". It describes heroic British soldiers and swinish Hun. Quotes: " The unquenchable cheerfulness of the British soldier that has made him the finest of all the world's fighting men", and, " Louvain - wanton destruction by the German vandals"

Significance

A reflection of the zeitgeist of the time

Inscriptions & Markings

It lacks detail of publisher, date of printing etc

Booklet - Basic & Battle Physical Training Part III. 1944

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

Soft covered booklet covering basic physical training and efficiency tables and tests

VHS Video Tape - Corowa 1998 (Concert only) and Repeat Part of 1997 Corowa Street March

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

VHS Video Tape

Booklet - Standing Orders for Drivers of Mechanical Vehicles

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

Soft covered booklet covering the responsibilities of drivers of mechanical vehicles in regard to road rules, licences, general driving, convoys, passengers, accidents, maintenance, etc

Photograph - Australians in Egypt?

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

A sepia toned photograph mounted on card, of a well laid out camp. Lines of soldiers are marching past a saluting station. There is no indication of where or who it is. The buildings in the background suggest Egypt. Uniforms are Australian

Bayonet

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

Bayonet for .303" Rifle. With scabbard

Historical information

Equipment previously used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

1907 6 Wilkinson X 20

Helmet, AFV Crewman

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

A kevlar protective helmet fitted with microphone and radio receiver ear pieces, and drop lead for connection to radio control harness . With camouflage pattern cloth cover.

Historical information

Used by Armoured Fighting Vehicle Crewmen

Significance

Type of equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

SHEPPARD, SHEP, SA1552/G ISC

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 1 Vol 6 Pam 2 Aide-Memoire 1979

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

A soft covered booklet providing officers with a practical ready reference to operational and training data. 2 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-099-7375

Photographs - Beersheba

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

Six black & white photographs contained in a loose leaf plastic folder. Three photos show the Mosque in Beersheba, one with Light Horse machine gunners passing and another with Light Horse passing. One photo shows General Chauvel's Headquarters. One photo shows the Australian Hospital in Beersheba and one is of a Light Horse Squadron on the side of a hill. They are dismounted and the horses are mainly standing in troop lines