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Thursday, 16 April 1914

Senator MILLEN - The answers are - 1 and 2. With the exception of a small manége at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, there is no properly-equipped riding school or manege belonging to the Defence Department.

In Melbourne the riding school and manége occupied by the police are made use of for elementary instruction in riding. The remainder of the training is carried out in the country or in suitable open spaces in the vicinity of the drill halls. In other places the whole of the instruction is carried out in the open. 3 and 4. It is proposed to provide suitable manèges for the instruction of the mounted men of the citizen forces at all stations where more than one mounted unit, exclusive of light horse, exist.

These stations, as the forces at present stand, will be Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide, Perth, Launceston, Hobart.

As the force expands, the number of localities will correspondingly increase.

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