S051-AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE SLOUCH HAT 180 X 130MM ( 5 X 7 INCH) HOOP
AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE SLOUCH HAT
DIGITIZED FOR THE 5 X 7 INCH (180 X 130MM) HOOP
Origianal artwork by Peter McKinnon
Throughout history, mounted troops have been known as elite men of arms. The Australian Light Horse was no different and wore a decoration worthy of their distinction.
Originating from the Queensland mounted troops, the tradition of wearing an emu plume became synonymous with the light horse and inseparable from its legend. Appreciating a practical joke, when asked about their plumes, First AIF light horsemen pulled many legs by replying that they were, in fact, "kangaroo feathers".