Royal New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum

Description

The Museum began in 1957. Originally housed within a single room in the Lancer barracks, the growth of the collection within a few years created the need for a separate museum building.

Linden House originally stood in Macquarie Street about 500 metres from the barracks, and was completed in 1828. The building served various purposes, including being used by the School of Industry, as officers' quarters for the garrison, and as an RSL club. It was purchased by the AMP Society in 1963, and donated to the Royal New South Wales Lancers Association, both to serve as a museum and to preserve the building. Linden House was then moved stone-by stone to the current location, opposite the railway station.

The building was dedicated on 1 March 1981 as a memorial to the members of the NSW Lancers, 1899-1902, 1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F., Gallipoli-Sinai-Palestine, 1914-1918, 1st Armoured Regiment (RNSWL) A.I.F., New Guinea-Borneo 1939-1945.

Additional information and images of the museum and collections can be found at the Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum website.

Inscription

LINDEN HOUSE ROYAL NEW SOUTH WALES LANCERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

This building was dedicated on 1 March 1981 as a memorial to members of New South Wales Lancers 

South Africa 1899-1902

1st Light Horse Regiment A.I.F Gallipoli-Sinai-Palestine, 1914-1918

1st Armoured Regiment A.I.F. New Guinea-Borneo 1939-1945 

Who served in the cause of freedom.

'TENAX IN FIDE"

Address
2 Smith Street,
Linden House, Lancer Barracks,
Parramatta NSW 2150
Local Government Area
  • Parramatta Council, City of
Setting
  • Roadside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
  • Building
Recorded by
Ms Lindy Dodd, Parramatta City Council
Established date
1981
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date: 
1981-03-01
Dedication date
01 March 1981
Conflict/s
  • South African War (Boer War), 1899–1902
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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