Title: In Their Footsteps
Author: Earl, Chris
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2018
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 147 pages
Comments: The stories of Bendigo ANZACs and their families over the 100 years since the end of World War One – heartfelt stories a century in the making. In the foreword, Ted Baillieu writes: “A timeless record of some of the stories shared, discovered and rediscovered during the Centenary years. Each is personal. Each is framed by family. Each is of service and sacrifice. But each is bound by a strong sense of community. These were Bendigo’s finest. Their departure, their loss and their wounds, both seen and unseen, left deep trauma in the Bendigo community and the families left to cope – too often in silence. But these weren’t strangers. They were family. They were neighbours. They were sons, fathers, husbands, school mates, team mates. They lived in Bendigo’s homes – your homes. They walked Bendigo’s streets – your streets. Attended Bendigo’s schools and churches – your schools and churches. They were and ever will be Bendigo.