“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This often quoted phrase has much deeper meaning than mere words. It is said that Australia’s involvement in the First World War was this country’s coming of age. The young men who volunteered to fight in parts of the world that many hadn’t even heard of, were going into what they saw as an adventure. That ‘adventure’ was the last for many and for those who returned, they were changed forever – as was the nation. It is the duty of present generations to ensure that the generations to come are aware of what has gone before and encouraged to honour our past whilst building the future.