As the Anzacs left for Gallipoli in 1915 the last piece of Australia they saw were the islands and headlands protecting Albany's Princess Royal Harbour.
More than 100 years on, Albany has become synonymous with the Anzac legend through its iconic National Anzac Centre, which overlooks the same waters the soldiers farewelled.
Now with the century anniversary of the Great War's Armistice approaching, an immersive art installation made famous at Uluru will grace Albany's Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence to honour the sacrifice of the Anzacs and bring thousands of tourists to the region.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour by UK artist Bruce Munro will place 13,000 shining glass spheres on slender stems along the road approaching the Anzac Centre to make an ephemeral landscape of whites, yellows and golds; the colours of the national flowers of Australia and New Zealand - the wattle and kowhai.
Mr Munro said his work, which would bloom at night like wildflowers after rain, symbolised wild beauty, sacrifice, courage and honour.
"It is too easy for our generation to forget the sacrifices that were made [and] it is difficult to attribute the freedoms that we take for granted today to a war that ended one hundred years ago," Mr Munro said.
"To be given an opportunity to create a work in remembrance of the Anzacs is a wonderful honour and a privilege. Albany would have been the last sight of home for many and this is a poignant thought."
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour is initially forecast to attract more than 28,500 people, though that could rise considering Munro's Field of Light at Uluru was seen by more than 120,000 people and was extended for a further year.
The installation at Albany was commissioned by the non-profit cultural organisation FORM, with support from the City of Albany, the Australian Government and the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Lotterywest.
FORM's Executive Director Lynda Dorrington said the Albany installation would coincide with the peak of WA's wildflower season and "translate the notion of memorial into an ephemeral and emotional encounter."
"This artwork will become a symbolic celebration of freedom and new life, emphasising beauty in diversity, growth and connection to one another," Ms Dorrington said.
"Field of Light: Avenue of Honour will draw locals and tourists to see Albany and Western Australia quite literally, in a different light."
The installation will be on display from from October 2018 through to Anzac Day in April 2019.
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