"He was a single male alone in a small town with no family to care for him. By any criteria, he was a suicide risk.”
Resurrection written by Patricia McDermott tells the tragic true story leading up to the death of her younger brother, Matthew, at just 28 years old.
Matthew’s dream was not uncommon. The plan was to get out of Sydney and settle down in the small country town of Temora NSW. His dream was to eventually buy a little farm, start his career as a high school teacher in a small town, and have a family. A simple plan you would think.
Matthew lasted in Temora for just 6 months.
Patricia’s memoir reveals the untold stories from Temora. Using a collection of family and friends' recollections, as well as witness statements and official reports, we learn the power of four young girls and an undersupported community