What were some of the experiences of Australians as a result of their involvement in the World War 2?

Many young Australians lost parents. Many Australian parents lost children. Many Australians came back crippled and psychologically scared from the war experience. Australians in Darwin experienced bombing by the Japanese and in Sydney attacks by mini submarines. American soldiers on R&R also left quite a few litle new Australians behind. to name but a few of the experiences.