Booklet titled 'Where the Australians Rest'. It was published in 1920 by the Department of Defence and presented to the next-of-kin of Australian servicemen who died on active service during World War I. It was edited by Charles Bean.

The booklet provides details of the cemeteries where Australians with known (and unknown) graves are commemorated, and was specifically designed to bring comfort to the bereaved. It was not offered for sale to the general public and represented an acknowledgement by the Australian government of the role that physical distance played in the grief of the Australian public. This is a first edition example of the booklet published in 1920 .

Bart Ziino discusses the importance for relatives of connections with distant graves in the post-war period in his A Distant Grief (2007).

Physical Description

Seventy-two page booklet with a grey-blue folded card cover, bound by two staples at spine. The front cover features a black double border and black text. Below the booklet title is a small image of a wreath with a flower in the centre. The inside covers are blank. A partial round stamp in black ink is visible on the back cover. The inside pages feature written descriptions alongside black and white drawings of landscape scenes of cemeteries where Australian WWI soldiers are buried, or drawings of examples of memorials and monuments.

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