Australian Light Horse Obelisk and War Horse Memorial

Unveiled in 1925, the Australian Light Horse Obelisk commemorates the South Australian soldiers who fought in the First World War as part of the Australian Light Horse. The Victorian granite memorial acknowledges the three theatres of WWI where the Light Horse served - Egypt, Palestine and Gallipoli.

The War Horse Memorial was unveiled in 1923 to acknowledge the service of thousands of horses during the First World War. The memorial was originally erected in Victoria Square, but in the 1960s it was moved to its current position on the corner of East Terrace and Botanic Road.

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Australian Light Horse Obelisk, 2016

Australian Light Horse Obelisk, 2016

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War Horse Memorial, 2016.

War Horse Memorial, 2016.

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Detailed view of plaque on the War Horse Memorial, 2016.

Detailed view of plaque on the War Horse Memorial, 2016.

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Unveiling ceremony, 5 April 1925

Unveiling ceremony, 5 April 1925

The 36 foot high memorial was designed by South African born George Gavin, who migrated to Australia in 1912. | Source: Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia, B2601 View File Details Page

War Horse Memorial, Victoria Square, c1923

War Horse Memorial, Victoria Square, c1923

The War Horse Memorial was unveiled in January 1923. For some time the trough supplied even supplied water for the working horses that travelled to and from the nearby Central Markets. This image shows the memorial in its original Victoria Square location. | Source: Image courtesy the State Library of South Australia, B35794 View File Details Page

Street Address:

corner of East Terrace and North Terrace, Adelaide [map]

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Adelaide City Explorer Team & East End Coordination Group, “Australian Light Horse Obelisk and War Horse Memorial,” Adelaide City Explorer, accessed June 25, 2017, http://adelaidecityexplorer.com.au/items/show/192.

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