On 13 August 2017 the Rona Tranby Trust had an Orientation event at Tranby National Indigenous Education & Training school and invited all the Australian Light Horse Project Participants and their families to learn more about traveling in Israel and what their tours and oral history recording will require.

The day started with a welcome speech from Aunty Donna Ingram, and moved onto speeches from the Rona Tranby Trust Trustees (Dr. Belinda Russon, Roland Gridiger, Jennifer Symonds).

MP Federal Member for Berowra presented certificates to each of the participants and Professor John Maynard discussed the value of producing oral history projects that will highlight the Indigenous soldiers who served during WWI.