Tails from the Past: To remember the horses -
fete, competitions, music, talks
10am – 3pm
Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville.
Addison Road Community Centre proudly present our ANZAC centenary event to remember the war horse.
The former Army Barracks in Sydney's Inner West, & now home to Australia’s first and largest community centre, will be transformed to a bygone era when horses were part of daily life, for the centre’s Anzac Centenary Event on the 2nd of May.
Over 130,000 horses left Australia for WW1, and only one horse made it home. Many soldiers and their horses spent time here on their way to war, as it was an Army Barracks and horse training ground.
The community will gather to remember the horses that played such an important yet oft forgotten role in our history, as The Australian Light Horse Association performs a concise re-enactment.
The transformation of the 9 acre grounds will include a WW1 era fete selling handmade, home-grown, vintage and recycled wares; old-fashioned games; period costume and baking competitions; music from Australia’s oldest folk group – The Bush Music Club; historical interviews and of course, the horses.
Best dressed in period costume (family, woman, man, child)
Best home-made mustard pickles
Best home-made plum jam
Best old fashioned sponge cake
Best home grown veggies - Broccoli, potatoes, silverbeet
Best home-gown flowers - Rose, Begonias
On the stage
Official opening 10.15
11am - noon Australian Light Horse Association performance
12 -1pm BMC performance
1pm - competition winners announced
2pm - Salvation Army Band
In the StirrUp Gallery
2pm, 4 speakers remember the Army, it's horses & the anti-conscription protests