The Spirit of Australia Foundation (SoAF) was established to remember and commemorate Australia’s heritage. Their aims are to:
educate Australians, especially school students, about great Australian role models who have made a significant contribution to our country in a variety of endeavours, and
remember and commemorate Significant Australians and events
Sir John Monash, honoured on our $100 banknote, is the SoAF iconic figure. A peaceful man, Monash made his name as an engineer and lawyer. He was appointed the first Australian Commander leading all Australian Forces on the Western Front in World War 1.