"Yenda is home. It's family, it's friends."
When he thinks about the deep rooted connection his family has with the town of Yenda, Kevin Curran swells with pride.
The town has been the heart of his family, since Kevin's grandfather, Jack Curran first arrived in 1921, to work as a blacksmith.
From the moment Jack set up shop, there has always been a Curran in Yenda.
And Kevin Curran wouldn't have it any other way.
"I've lived all over the place but Yenda has always been home, now that I'm back, I'm happy." he said. "I always class myself as a Yenda boy."
This year marks a century since his grandfather brought the family to the town, and Mr Curran is using the milestone as an opportunity to celebrate.
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"We realised the Currans had been in Yenda for a hundred years, so we figured we should have a family reunion," he said.
If the situation with COVID-19 allows, Mr Curran plans on inviting the whole family to town, which could see over 50 Currans from across the country return to where it all began.
The date currently penned down for the reunion is ANZAC Day, with the Currans not only looking to celebrate their connection with Yenda, but also their history of putting their lives on the line for their country.
Kevin's grandfather Jack served in the army during World War I, and was awarded both a Military Medal and a Croix de Guerre for bravery in battle.
Three of his sons, including Kevin's father Ronald Curran, went on to follow his footsteps, serving in the army in World War II, while a fourth son served in the navy.
Now, every time Mr Curran takes in the beauty of the country around him, he attributes it to the bravery of people like his grandfather, father, and uncles.
"Australia is just such a great place to live, and it's through their actions we have this," he said.
"We have the internet now and know a fair bit, they knew nothing ... I couldn't imagine doing what they had done and that's why I'm so proud of it."
In honour of the 100 year celebration, Mr Curran has received approval from Griffith City Council to install a bench seat in Yenda Cemetery, commemorating the members of the Curran family who served in the military, and their connection with Yenda.