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Mateship. A Key Component Of Resilience.

The sand of the desert is sodden red,—
Red with the wreck of a square that broke; —
The Gatling’s jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England’s far, and honour a name,
But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:
“Play up! Play up! And play the game!”

– Henry Newbolt

Mateship, while not exclusive to Australia, is part of the fabric of Australian military leadership. Newbolt’s poem describes a military unit at the darkest hour of a battle. The thing that gets them through is not some lofty ideal, it’s not a flag or a notion of queen and country. It’s the person standing next to you, the ‘voice of a schoolboy’ that rallies the ranks and tells you that they have your back and that – together – we will get through this. 
The funny thing about mateship is that it’s most powerfully forged, most powerfully tested, and most powerfully proven through shared hardship. 
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As a team we are also exploring ways of developing a younger generation of leaders who are entering the working world amid a global pandemic.

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