This historic reserve of 140 hectares has been used as a military training camp since the Boer War in 1899.
Units trained here include:
The Victorian Mounted Rifles, for the Boer War.
The 8th Light Horse Regiment became soldiers at Seymour before the disastrous Attack on “The Nek” at Gallipoli - 7/8/1915
The 30th Infantry Battalion, trained at Seymour before sailing off for the Battle of Fromelles.
Some of these Troopers also rode into history at the Charge of Beersheba in 1917,
The 37th Infantry Battalion was formed at Seymour before it went into battle at Paschendaele.
In 1942 Seymour was the temporary home of the 41st US Division, the first US unit sent overseas by their country to fight the Japanese.
The very ground of the Seymour camp is irrevocably linked with the story of ANZAC soldier.
The park opened in 2001, and in 2009 this Gateway Information Pavillion was opened.
LEST WE FORGET
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.