Beersheba Vision

Advancing our ANZAC heritage and continuing relationship with Israel emanating from the Australian Light Horse victory at Beersheba on 31 October 1917.


Patrons:
Tim Fischer AC
Neville Clark MC, OAM
Indigenous Pastor Peter Walker


Introduction

Two great Australians played crucial roles in taking the world from war to peace in World War 1: General Sir John Monash in France and General Sir Harry Chauvel in the Middle East helped create the conditions for the re-establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.

Beersheba Vision was formed by a group of friends who have been drawn together through the Centenary Commemoration of the Australian Light Horse Charge on Beersheba on 31 October 1917 and the Centenary Commemoration of the end of World War 1) on 11 November 1918.

Purpose

Beersheba Vision exists to advance religion, education and culture by operating teaching resources and public meetings that foster:

  1. the history and outcomes of the Middle Eastern campaign in WW1
  2. the Anzac values that originated in both the Middle Eastern and Western Fronts during WW1
  3. The remembrance and honouring of Generals Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel as great Australian leaders who helped take the world from war to peace in WW1
  4. the honouring of indigenous troopers and the other ethnic Commonwealth forces in WW1
  5. the special relationship between Australia, New Zealand and Israel that grew out of the role of the ANZACs in the Middle Eastern Front during WW1
  6. the growth of understanding of biblical text as it relates to Israel
  7. the ministry of reconciliation between all peoples in the land of Israel.


Objectives

  1. To make known resources that assist in the story-telling of:

    • two of Australia’s greatest heroes who led the charge from War to Peace in WW1: Generals Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel
    • the ‘Megiddo sweep’ of 1917 and its significance in liberating northern Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria from Ottoman rule and bringing to an end the Ottoman Empire.
    • the Indigenous soldiers who fought for freedom in WW1.
    • how Anzac troopers from the ‘ends of the earth’ helped to create the conditions for the re-establishment of the modern state of Israel.
  2. To generate interest in these stories in appropriate language and context for:

    • Schools
    • Churches
    • Jewish communities
  3. To partner with organisations running events that tell these great stories.

  4. To especially promote these stories on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.


Resources
  • Click here to purchase the DVD documentary of these stories
  • Click here to download our Centenary Commemoration at Scotch College 11-11-18
  • Click here to visit the Anzac Call web site
  • Click here to visit the Beersheba 100 web site
  • Click here to visit the Australian Light Horse Art Gallery
  • Click here to view the beautiful poem, "Anzac on the Wall"
  • Click here for the General Sir Harry Chauvel Foundation Anthology


Contact Us

  • Email: admin@airborne.org
  • PO Box 655, Balwyn Vic 3103, Australia

 

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