Carolyn and Greg's Nomadic Adventures travel blog

Campsite at Seymour, Goulburn River Tourist Park

Goulburn River

Want a ride in my little tenk, Renee

A different panorama

Tank Museum, Puckapunyal

Australian Light Horse Memorial Park

Light Horse in steel

4th November

After travelling 82 kms from Campbellfield we arrived in Seymour. Staying at the Goulburn River Caravan Park till Wednesday. The park is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River and a short walk to town.

On Friday we drove out to the Puckapunyal Military Base. After having our identities checked and issued with passes we were allowed to proceed to the Australian Army Tank Museum.Here exists the finest collection of Australian armoured vehicles in the world. Over 87 tanks and armoured vehicles make up this collection of Australian military history plus memorabilia from the Australian Light Horse period, uniforms and military weapons.

Next we head to the Australian Light Horse Memorial Park. The park covers 150 hectares and is part of the land which was Victoria's largest Army base. The history goes back to 1887,when the Seymour troop of the Victorian Mounted Rifles [VMR] was formed. The gateway to the park is where you will find the information pavilion, the story of the park and its remarkable people, its importance to the history of Seymour and indeed Australia.

During World War 2 thousands of men and woman passed through the camp as part of their training. Weary Dunlop was a cadet there, heroic Tom [Diver] Derrick,VC, who was later killed at Tarakan. Reg Saunders first aboriginal officer in the Australian Army received his commission here.

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