Starting at Gallipoli, three generations of the Walker family saw military service.

Story By Mandy McKeesick

Around an aged and worn table on the veranda at Coolootai Station in northern New South Wales, gather siblings Angela Stewart, Elizabeth Reid and Stewart Walker. Like the members of most families, they squabble, then laugh, then unite in pride as they sift through the yellowed documents and sepia photos before them; mementos of a military heritage that stretches back three generations to the beaches of Gallipoli. “Along with yarns of the bush and the old ways, we grew up on wartime stories,” Elizabeth says.

This story excerpt is from Issue #100

Outback Magazine: Apr/May 2015