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1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection

Item details

Name of item: 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection
Type of item: Movable / Collection
Group/Collection: Defence
Category: Defence Objects (movable)
Location: Lat: -33.816795 Long: 151.006813
Primary address: Linden House 2 Smith Street, Parramatta, NSW 2124
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Deerubbin
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT396 DP39627

Boundary:

The SHR curtilage boundary is limited to the item itself and does not include the land it is located on or the structure it is housed within.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Linden House 2 Smith StreetParramattaParramatta  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum IncorporatedCommunity Group 

Statement of significance:

The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection is of State heritage significance because it documents the complete and continuous history of Australia's oldest and most highly decorated regiment from its inception through to the present day. The collection interprets major themes in Australia's history, including the role played by Australian troops in the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars.

The collection is also significant because of its relationship to the historic Parramatta Barracks. The Barracks are the oldest surviving mainland military barracks in Australia. The collection is important in the interpretation of the Barracks and it enhances the significance of the place.

The Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection has over 50 items identified as being of National significance and some of International significance. It includes significant items relating to:

The formation and development of a colonial military unit;
The role played by the Regiment in Sydney society;
The evolution of the Regiment and its weaponry, equipment and uniforms from horse mounted lancers to modern, heavy-armoured vehicles;
The participation of the Regiment in important state, national and international occasions and major conflicts, such as WW1 and WW2; and
The relationship between prominent and influential members of NSW society and the development of the Regiment.

The collection also contains the first versions of five poems written by Banjo Paterson during the period he was a war correspondent in South Africa. The poems all show differences, some very extensive, from later published versions. The poems are important for their ability to demonstrate the creative writing process of this renowned Australian Poet.

The collection is significant because it has the potential to provide information, not available from other sources on a range of topics including: the role played by Australian forces in major military conflicts; the evolution of the Australian cavalry; important state, national and international events; the lives and military careers of influential prominent figures in NSW society and the literary work of renowned Australian poet Banjo Paterson.

The collection contains relics, artefacts and documents that bear testimony to the contribution of individual members of the Regiment to major Australian conflicts. The significance of the collection to past and present members of the Regiment is evidenced by the involvement of serving and retired members of the Regiment in the management and running of the Museum: the board of management for the Museum comprises both serving and retired members; and the Museum is staffed by retired Lancers.

The Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection is unique as there is no other collection covering the entire 125 year history of Australia's oldest surviving regiment. There are also no other Light Horse or cavalry museums in Australia with as comprehensive collection as the Royal NSW Lancers either in terms of the size and extent of the collection or the periods covered.


Source: taken from the Significance Assessment Of The Collection Held By The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated Tierney & Mason 2009 and the SHR nomination form.
Date significance updated: 02 Nov 10
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Description

Physical description: The Museum is located in the Commonwealth Heritage listed Lancer Barracks precinct, mainland Australia's oldest military barracks. It was built by Governor Macquarie between 1818 and 1820. It's architect Lt John Watts was Macquarie's ADC at the time. The items on display to the public, except the Museum's collection of armoured fighting vehicles, are held in 'Linden House' an 1820s era Georgian, sandstone building built by the wife of Governor Darling as the first women's school of industry in the colony. One of its subsequent uses was officers' quarters for the Imperial troops stationed at the Barracks. Linden House was relocated to the Lancer Barracks from 31-33 Macquarie Street, Parramatta in 1963, to house the Museum's collection. The doors, windows and internal joinery of Linden House are replicas.

The Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection spans the entire 125 year history of the Regiment which commenced in 1885 as the first gazetted cavalry unit in the colony. It includes extensive items from WWI and WWII. The Museum also includes one of the best, if not the best Boer War collection in Australia. The collection comprises over 6,000 items, including uniforms, weapons, equipment; flags and banners; photos, photo albums, scrap books, films and videos, map and aerial reconnaisance photos, personal and unit war diaries, regimental nominal rolls, correspondence records, accounts and equipment ledgers, payroll returns and an extensive range of war and peacetime memorabilia. A brief list of some of the most significant items held in the collection are listed below.

As the premier Regiment in NSW, the collection also includes many rare photographs, documents and memorabilia of the Regiment's ceremonial role. including visits to England in 1893 and again for Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations in 1897, on both occasions the Regiment's contingent provided part of the Sovereign's escort. In NSW, as the original Vice Regal escort, the Museum holds rare photographs and memorabilia of such events as the visit of the American Great White Fleet in 1908, the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the opening of pre Federation Parliaments and the dedication of the site of modern day Canberra.

A brief list of just some of the significant items held in the collection includes:
A complete WWI 1st Light Horse uniform with insignia showing the owner was an Anzac veteran, wounded in action with four years of active service;
An internationally rare captured Bergman MP 18.1 sub-machine gun (circa 1981), a model that was the forerunner of every sub-machine gun developed since that time;
Lt Col McArthur-Onslow's drinking mug which he described as his 'bath' while at Gallipoli;
A complete Light Horse saddle with all weapons and equipment together with a Light Horse pack saddle used when part of the Desert Mounted Corps in Palestine;
Early aerial reconnaissance photographs of Palestine, together with personal notes on the camera and techniques used by Lt (later Lt Col) Wikner, who was a Liaison Officer flying with an advanced detachment of an RAF Squadron East of the Jordan River;
The original 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion flag presented to the Battalion in the Western Desert on the formation of the 9th Australian Division;
The official Battalion photo album of all the initial officers of 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, together with their personal records;
The WW2 medals, including the MC, awarded to Sgt (later Lt) Longhurst before his death in New Guinea;
One of only 3 surviving Balikpapan Matilda Tanks, which will be the only fully mobile one when restored;
One of only 3 Covenanter Bridge Layer tanks left in the world, and the only survivor used at Balikpapan;
A copy of the orders for Operation Oboe 2, the landing at Balikpapan, together with intelligence summaries, aerial photographs and unit war diaries of the action;
Major (later Major General) GL Lee's personal Boer War diary covering the sea voyage on the SS Kent to South Africa and a day by day account of the Lancer's campaign on the Veldt for the first months of their service. This diary contains the first known versions of five Banjo Patterson Poems, two of which behave been scientifically verified as being in his own hand writing. Patterson accompanied the Lancers to South Africa as war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald;
The personal photograph albums of Captain (later Major Gen) 'Fighting Charlie' Cox, who commanded the first half Squadron of Lancers to see action in South Africa, and Major GL Lee. These photographs contain rare photos of the Boer War, which predated the creation of the Australian War Correspondents and Photographers organisation, and include a signed photo of President Kruger of the Transvaal ;
A Boer flag captured at the fall of Bloemfontein;
The payroll returns for the Lancers fighting in South Africa;
Major GL Lee's personal notes detailing every Lancer who participated in the Boer War, the major and minor actions each one saw and relevant notes (such as killed in action, contracted entherric fever; etc.);
A collection of rare Boer War medals, one with six clasps (the maximum possible is eight);
The personal 1897 Jubilee detachment scrap books of Lt Timothy and Captain Walter Liberty Vernon. Timothy's contains his personal invitation to the Guildhall Jubilee Ball; Vernon's contains the official orders for the Colonial contingents taking part as the Sovereign's escort, together with a map and detailed program of the Spithead Review;
A tassel from Queen Victoria's personal coach, "souvenired" by Sgt Barraclough of the Lancers detachment;
The only mobile forge used in the NSW/Australian military, purchased from Germany by Walter Liberty Vernon after he commanded the Regiment's Jubilee detachment in England in 1897;
The 1886 NSW Cavalry Reserve Headquarters correspondence ledger, containing extensive correspondence from Lt. Col. MM MacDonald ("Father of Australian Cavalry") demonstrating the issues confronted and contemporary attitudes towards the establishment of NSW's first cavalry unit.

State Heritage Register
For inclusion on the State Heritage Register, the nominated collection shall comprise all items listed on the most up to date 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection catalogue.


Source; taken from SHR Nomination form.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Given the extent of the collection, the condition of individual items varies from excellent to fragile and poor. However the vast bulk of the collection is in a very good condition.

Source: taken directly from the SHR nomination form.
Date condition updated:02 Nov 09

History

Historical notes: The collection comprises over 6,000 items that trace the active, ceremonial and peacetime service history of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Regiment from its inception through to the present day. The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers is Australia's oldest and most highly decorated Regiment.

Formation of Regiment and Occupation of Parramatta Barracks
The beginnings of the Regiment date from 1885 when the then Governor gave approval for the formation of a volunteer cavalry corps in Sydney known as the Sydney Light Horse Volunteers. Within that same year the Sydney Light Horse Volunteers were converted to the Sydney Lancers. The formation of the Sydney Lancers encouraged the formation of other light horse troops in country NSW and by 1886 the cavalry reserves comprised eight troops of light horse. In 1889 the light horse troops were reorganised into an integrated regiment known as the NSW Cavalry Regiment. Historic Parramatta Barracks became the Regimental Headquarters of the NSW Lancers in 1897. The Lancers have occupied the Barracks from 1897 through to the present day and consequently, are nicknamed the Parramatta Lancers. The Regiment was granted the title 'Royal' in 1935.

The Evolution from Horse Mounted Lancers to Modern, Heavy-armoured Vehicles
In the years leading up to WWII the cavalry was converted into motorised machine gun regiments and the NSW Lancers were one of the first Regiments to give up their horses. The regiment was armed with Vickers machine guns mounted on an assortment of small, privately owned motor-lorries. The idea of such a unit was totally new and the unit is believed to have been the first of its kind in the Empire. During WWII the Regiment was incorporated into the newly formed 3rd Army Tank Brigade and designated as the 1st Australian Army Tank Battalion, later renamed the 1st Australian Armoured Regiment. The 1st Australian Armoured Regiment pioneered the use of the Matilda infantry tank in the jungle and formed part of what is to this day, Australia's largest ever armoured assault at Balikpapan, Borneo in 1945.

Present Day
Today the Regiment operates as light cavalry scouts equipped with light skin scout vehicles. The Regiment's mission is to support the 51st Battalion, the Far North Queensland Regiment. 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Regiment Headquarters remains the Lancer Barracks at Parramatta.

Ceremonial Service:
In 1885 the Regiment, then the new formed Sydney Lancers, was designated as the NSW Vice Regal escort, a role the Regiment continued to fulfil up until WWII. The Regiment's first public appearance as the Vice Regal escort, occurred in 1885 when the Regiment escorted the then Governor to farewell the NSW contingent to the Sudan. Other important ceremonial events attended by the Regiment include: the opening of State and Federal Parliaments (including inaugural Federal parliament); inauguration of site of new Australian Capital, Canberra; the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the parade for the visit of the Great White Fleet to Australia in 1908. During this event the Regiment mounted band followed by the Regiment lead the parade in Centennial Park. In addition to ceremonial duties preformed at home, detachments of the Lancers travelled to England in 1893 to form part of Queen Victoria's escort for the opening the Imperial Institute. Detachments of the Lancers also formed part of the Queen's escort for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in England in 1897.

Active Service:
The Regiment was the first Colonial and therefore the first Australian troops to see active service in the Boer War (1889-1902). In WWI the Regiment fought at Gallipoli as the famed 1st Light Horse and in Sinai and Palestine as part of the Desert Mounted Corps. During WWII the Regiment saw active service in the Western Desert, Greece, Crete, New Guinea and Tarakan as the 2/2 Machine Gun Battalion and in New Guinea and Borneo as the 1st Australian Armoured Regiment.

Origin of '1st' Designation and Grant of Title 'Royal'
As reserve units were not allowed to fight outside Australia, on the outbreak of both WWI and WWII, the Australian Government recruited a special force of volunteers, known respectively as the first and second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) units. In the case of the Lancers their officers and men formed the first ranks of the 1st Light Horse, 1st AIF. At the end of WWI and the disbandment of the AIF units, where possible the AIF units complete with battle honours were effectively folded back into their 'parent' Australian Military Force (AMF) unit. After the close of WWI, the Regiment which had been designated the 7th Light Horse (NSW Lancers) prior to WWI, was renamed the 1st Light Horse (NSW Lancers). A few years later, in 1921, the Regiment was designated the 1st Light Horse Regiment (NSW Lancers). The Regiment received the grant of the title 'Royal' in 1935 and in the following year Regiment was renamed the 1st Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment (Royal NSW Lancers).

At the onset of WWII volunteers from the Lancers formed the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd AIF. With the disbandment of AIF troops after the war the AIF unit, now known as the 1st Australian Armoured Tank Battalion (AIF) (Royal NSW Lancers), was folded back into its 'parent' Australian Military Force unit the 1st Australian Motor Regiment (Royal NSW Lancers), a designation the Regiment received in 1942. Post WWII the Regiment was designated the 1st Armoured Regiment (Royal NSW Lancers) in 1948 and then in 1949 the 1st Royal NSW Lancers.

Origin of '15th' Designation
In 1956 the 15th Light Horse (Northern River Lancers) were disbanded. As the genesis of this Regiment was one of the original troops of the NSW Cavalry Reserves, it was decided by military authorities that, like the 1st Light Horse, 1st AIF, the 15th Light Horse would be folded back into its 'parent', hence the Lancers current name 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers.

1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Museum
The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Museum was established at the Parramatta Lancer Barracks in 1958. The main purpose of the Museum is to collect and preserve relics, artefacts and records that tell the story of the Royal NSW Lancers, their predecessors (i.e. NSW Cavalry Reserves, Sydney Lancers, NSW Cavalry Regiment, NSW Lancers, 1st Light Horse Regiment AIF and 1st Armoured Regiment 2nd AIF) and their successors. The Museum also collects and preserves relics, artefacts and records of other Light Horse Regiments and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.

Source: SHR nomination form, additional information provided by nominator Ian Hawthorn and Significance Assessment Of The Collection Held By The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated Tierney & Mason 2009

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Events-Activities and processes that mark the consequences of natural and cultural occurences Holding opening and dedication ceremonies-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Involvement with the South African (Boer) War-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Involvement with the Second World War-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Sending and receiving messages-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Defending the homeland-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Observing and looking out for enemy movements-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Capturing and displaying war trophies-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Training military personnel-
7. Governing-Governing Defence-Activities associated with defending places from hostile takeover and occupation Memorialising the defenders-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Developing and maintaining a local museum-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Birth and Death-Activities associated with the initial stages of human life and the bearing of children, and with the final stages of human life and disposal of the dead. Remembering the deceased-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Walter Liberty Vernon, Government Architect, private architect-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with the Macarthur - Onslow family dynasty-
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups Associations with Meredith Walker, heritage practitioner, theorist, advocate-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection documents the complete and continuous history of Australia's oldest and most highly decorated regiment from its inception, in 1885, through to the present day. The collection interprets major themes in Australian History including the role played by Australian troops in the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars.

The collection includes significant items that relate to: the formation and development of a colonial military unit; the role played by the Regiment in Sydney society; the evolution of the Regiment and its weaponry, equipment and uniforms from horse mounted lancers to modern, heavy-armoured vehicles; the participation of the Regiment in important state, national and international occasions and major conflicts; and the relationship between prominent and influential members of NSW society and the development of the Regiment.

The Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection is also significant because of its relationship to historic Parramatta Barracks. The Lancers' occupation of the barracks commenced in 1893 and continues to this day. The collection is important in the interpretation of the Barracks and it enhances the significance of the place.

Source: Significance and Assessment Of The Collection Held By 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers memorial Museum Incorporated (Tierney and Mason 2009).
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The collection is of State heritage significance as it contains items associated with members of the Regiment who were also prominent and influential leaders in NSW society including:

Sir James Burns businessman, shipowner, philanthropist, politician and soldier;
Walter Liberty Vernon NSW Government Architect;
Sir John Sulman architect and town planner;
Sir John Northcott first Australian-born and one of the longest-serving governors of NSW;
Lieutenant-Colonel James McMahon businessman, politician and sportsman; and
Major General James William Macarthur-Onslow

The collection also contains the first known versions of five poems written by renowned Australian Poet Banjo Paterson. Paterson accompanied the Lancers to South Africa as a war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Hearld. Two of the poems have been scientifically verified as being in his own hand writing. One of the poems 'the Reveille' was written specifically about the Lancers and its service with the British cavalry.

Source: SHR nomination form and Significance Assessment Of The Collection Held By The Royal NSW Lancers Museum Incorporated (Tierney and Mason 2009).
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The collection is of State significance as it shows the evolution of the uniforms, weaponry and equipment of the Australian cavalry, from horses and lances through to early mechanisation and the introduction of heavy armoured vehicles.

The collection is also significant for its ability to demonstrate the creative writing process of renowned Australian Poet Banjo Paterson. The collection contains first versions of 5 Banjo Paterson poems written by Paterson during the period he was a war correspondent in South Africa.. The poems all show differences, some very extensive, from later published versions.

Source: taken from the SHR nomination form and the Significance and Assessment Of The Collection Held By 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated (Tierney and Mason 2009).
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
The collection contains relics, artefacts and documents that trace the history of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancer Regiment and bear testimony to the contribution of individual members of the Regiment to major Australian conflicts. The significance of the collection to past and present members of the Regiment is evidenced by the involvement of serving and retired members of the Regiment in the management and running of the Museum: the board of management for the Museum comprises both serving and retired members; and the Museum is staffed by retired Lancers.

Source: Significance Assessment Of The Collection Held By The Royal NSW Lancers Museum Incorporated (Tierney & Mason 2009).
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The collection is of State heritage significance as it has the potential to provide information, not available from other sources, on the following subjects:

the role played by Australian forces in major military conflicts;
the development of Australian cavalry uniforms, equipment, weapons, organisation and administration;
state and national events such as the visit of the Great White Fleet in 1908;
the lives and military careers of influential and prominent figures in New South Wales society;
the literary work of renowned Australian poet Banjo Patterson.

Source: SHR nomination form.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection is unique as there is no other collection covering the entire 125 year history of Australia's oldest surviving regiment. There are also no other Light Horse or cavalry museums in Australia with as comprehensive collection as the Royal NSW Lancers either in terms of the size and extent of the collection or the periods covered.

The collection includes over 50 items identified as being of National significance and some of International significance including:

Rare photographs, documents and memorabilia relating to important ceremonies the 1st/15th Regiment participated in, including events such as: the visit of the Great White Fleet in 1908; the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge; the opening of pre Federation Parliaments; and the dedication of site of modern day Canberra;
Rare photographs, documents and memorabilia relating to the Regiment's participation in major conflicts including: rare photographs of the Boer War and a collection of rare Boer war medals;
Rare examples of Australian military equipment such as: the only mobile forge used in the NSW/Australian military, 1 of 3 surviving Balikpapan Matilda Tanks, 1 of 3 Covenanter Bridge Layer Tanks in the world and the only surviving Bridgelayer used at Balikpapan.
Internationally rare Bergaman MP 18.1 sub-machine gun, the forerunner of all subsequent machine guns;
Rare and exceptional examples of the earliest NSW ceremonial cavalry uniforms and accoutrements, many of them the personal uniforms of prominent members of NSW Society;
Rare ceremonial flags, pennants and the original mouned side drums and drapes for the regiment band's first drum horse;
Rare turn of the 20th Century illuminated Regimental nominal roles of the three Regiments making up the 1st Light Horse Brigade at the formation of the Commonwealth military forces; and
The first version of five Banjo Patterson poems two of which have been scientifically verified as being in his own handwriting.

Source: SHR nomination form.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The item does not meet this criterion.
Integrity/Intactness: The vast majority of individual items are original and have not been modified or changed in any way. Where the vintage armoured fighting vehicles have required repair or rebuilding, every attempt has been and will continue to be made to use authentic parts.

Source: taken directly from the SHR nomination form.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act - Site Specific Exemptions HERITAGE ACT, 1977

DIRECTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 34(1)(a)
TO LIST AN ITEM ON THE STATE HERITAGE REGISTER

1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection
SHR No 1824

In pursuance of Section 34(1)(a) of the Heritage Act, 1977, I, the Minister for Planning, having considered a recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, direct the Council to list the item of environmental heritage specified in Schedule A on the State Heritage Register. This listing shall apply to 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection described in Schedule B. The listing is subject to the exemptions from approval under Section 57(2) of the Heritage Act, 1977, described in Schedule C.

TONY KELLY, MLC,
Minister for Planning

Sydney, 3rd Day of May 2010

SCHEDULE A
The item known as 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection

SCHEDULE B
The collection of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum held at 2 Smith Street Parramatta.

SCHEDULE C

1.Standard Exemption 17: Moveable Heritage Items

2.Accession of new items into the collection:

(a) Items may be accessioned into the collection in accordance with Section 3.1 of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum’s Management, Collection and Development Policy (approved and adopted 14 September 2008).

3.Deaccession of duplicated or inappropriate items from the collection:

(a)Duplicate items within the collection maybe sold or exchanged for other items available from other institutions or collections or transferred to an appropriate museum in accordance with Museum Australia’s code of ethics.

(b)Relics, artefacts or records that do not adhere to the aims and objectives stated in the Museum’s Management, Collection and Development Policy (approved and adopted on the 14 September 2008) may be removed from the collection. Deaccessioned items may be sold or exchanged for other items available from other institutions or collections or transferred to an appropriate museum in accordance with Museum Australia’s code of ethics.

4.Repair, maintenance and restoration of items:

(a)In accordance with the overall aims and objectives of the Museum, the Museum endeavours to obtain, conserve and in some cases restore to operating condition, military vehicles. Maintenance and restoration work should as far as possible use authentic, period spare parts. Where original spare parts might not be obtainable (due to the age and rarity of some vehicles), the Museum will have manufactured spare parts using original designs and specifications contained in relevant workshop manuals. Where this is not possible, due to modern occupational health and safety legislation, the closest legally acceptable material and/or design will be used.

5. Public ceremonies, parades and promotion and fund raising activities:

(a) In pursuant to Standard Exemption 17: Moveable Heritage, relocation of items for a maximum period of 7 days for public ceremonies, parades and promotion and fund raising activities, does not require Heritage Council approval.
May 14 2010

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0182414 May 10 632153

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenIan Hawthorn2009SHR Nomination Form NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Collection
WrittenTierney and Mason2009Significance Assessment Of The Collection Held By The 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers Memorial Museum Incorporated

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Database number: 5061065
File number: H00/00247 & 10/02110


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