“This book is a wonderful asset for the Canberra community. It will allow Canberrans, and visitors to the region, to appreciate the considerable involvement of our community in the defence of our nation, as shown through our many memorials.”
Gai Brodtmann, Federal Member for Canberra
“Christopher Jobson’s book fulfils a need whose lack many have long felt. He and photographer Glenn Dando, should be proud of their guide to Canberra’s war memorials.
“Our city is the location of memorials of several kinds. We have memorials dedicated to Canberrans who have served and died. As the Nation’s Capital, many of the memorials in this guide bear the word ‘national’. Some memorials reflect other nations’ relationships with Australia.
“These memorials reflect a common human desire to remember the past, and to commemorate the war’s effects, in deaths and in other sacrifices. This book offers a superb opportunity to learn more of them, and through them to reflect upon what war has meant to Australia and its people.”
Professor Peter Stanley
University of New South Wales, Canberra