When I left for my trip, which eventually saw me arrive at Sydney I had purchased a hardback journal. In that journal I recorded notes from the plane trips, experiences at the airports, people - strangers that I spoke to, meals, arrivals and accommodations. Names and addresses of those people I met along the way and places that I explored.
Slotted inside were napkins form restaurants that held venue specific data, tickets and postcards with the date of visit on the back. There are a few things that could not be added to the journal such as a flattened tin can from a drink at the Ettamogah Pub in Albury.
Flattened tin can from a drink at the
Ettamogah Pub 1991
Whatever the journal, whether it is written in more recent times, or from the times of the early settlers, each journal is the written capturing history of moments potentially forgotten, preserving for the future.