1st Light Horse Memorial ( Bill The Bastard)

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Cnr Albury Street & Bathurst Street, Harden, New South Wales


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Lat: -34.549208 Lng: 148.350415

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Go see Bill and buy the book, what a horse ,what a story. A must see and do


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Goondiwindi had Gundynd. Alexander the Great had Bucephalus. Roy Rogers had Trigger. And Murrumburrah has Bill the Bastard. He was an epic war horse who displayed courage, sure footedness and determination in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine. When Simpson and his donkey died at Gallipoli, it was actually Bill the Bastard that retrieved Simpson. So how did he get that rather harsh name? He hated being ridden so much that he'd send any rider that attempted to do so high into the air. The statue of Bill and the only man who could ever ride him will soon be moved from a studio to a custom-built memorial at this same location. Follow us on Facebook for interesting snippets about Australia's best places to stay, play and explore.



Very disappointing that whoever is responsible for deciding on the permanent home for Bill and his soldiers, can't make a decision! Took a detour specifically to view and pay our respects only to find it's locked up in an old building. Spoke to a local who advised that the local council is slow on making a decision. Having said that, we peered through a dirty glass door and what could be viewed of the statue was magnificent. A credit to the artist.


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