5th Light Horse Museum - Gympie
The Gympie Light Horse and Military Museum came into being as a consequence of inspired vision by a group of Light Horse enthusiasts conscious of the need for the Australian Light Horsemen's exploits in WWI being preserved and honoured for future generations to apprecite.It needed to be done with due consideration for accuracy and detail and available on a daily basis for access by people seeking information. It is an important reference for school children seeking the opportunity to discover a very important part of our history and heritage.
The horse in war has long since been obsolete leaving many with very little of no conception of how and where the Light Horse served, and ignorant of the many deeds of sacrifice ,courage and bravery they performed in the service of their country.
The Gympie Museum has emerged since its founding in 1991 to be one of the leading institutions to display the weaponry and uniforms used by the Light Horse. The Museum contains extensive photographic records of individuals who served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment together with display of service medals from ex serving member of the Regiment . The museum also contains a valuable collection of memorabilia. The library contains an extensive collection of books which are available for research.