I stand here with tears streaming down my face as I read the small notebooks that belonged to my late mother. The words take me back to a time I can barely remember and her diaries bring those days back to me. The memories she had prior to the birth of my brother and I are now a part of the story of our family, the village of New Gordon and the reasons why we live here as we do. Mum’s diaries contain the story of her epic journey from the Outback to the Coast with so many of the people of Gordon. These diaries were kept up through that journey and for the rest of her life. Every significant thing that happened to Mum and to Gordon is in those diaries. No wonder Mum always wanted me to keep a diary too and trained me to write in it every day. Mum’s diaries and mine now tell of the history of the settlement of Gordon.
Moving forward 50 years into the future of Gordon we meet the new generation of the families who settle on the coast after the earthquake. Meet some old and some new friends as we continue the story of Outback Exodus.