Red Dust Dreams - The Australian Outback

Australia is massive and much of it is called the 'outback'. It is sparse, dry, dusty and beautiful.

Lannah Sawers-Diggins was born and raised in the outback on their sheep station 'Pitcairn'. From these early beginning, the love for the wild Australian country was born.

Red Dust Dreams tells the story from a different perspective. It tells of the day-to-day life in the outback, on a 'station', some as big as a small country. The hardships, endurance, fun and love of this wild land are all part of Australian outback life.


Red Dust Dreams was chosen as a Finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards. The Australian Outback is of interest to many people across the world, and I hope my book bring hours of pleasure to those who read it.

Watch interview with Lannah about her book

Outback Australia

Burnt to a Crisp – But Alive Thanks to the RFDS

The following experience has been very kindly written a

19 Dec 17 outbackgirl

And Then We Were In Newman

Finally, we reached Newman. Not sure what I was expecti

31 Jul 17 outbackgirl

First Part of the Doco – Our Trip to Newman

Again I cannot help but think how amazing our outback i

10 Jul 17 outbackgirl

Something weird happened to me recently – and really made me think…

Actually – where was anything that horrible day?

20 Jun 17 outbackgirl

Book’s finished – now for the launch and the documentary and…

The book is now finished and very close to publication.

13 Jan 17 outbackgirl

The End Is In Sight – But There Is A Future…

Five years ‘down the track’ and ‘Red

30 Dec 16 outbackgirl

The Outback is Beautiful – But you Need to Prepare. It Can Save Your Life


21 Aug 16 outbackgirl

This is IT!

I’m quite gobsmacked. At myself! Doing what I hav

18 Jul 16 outbackgirl

I’ve Been to the Kimberley – At Last!!

 Well, OK – into the western edge of it, but eno

26 Jul 15 outbackgirl

Western Australia – You’re Next!

  Believe it or not – the book on stations,

30 Apr 15 outbackgirl

Queen of the Desert

Hello again.  Just thought you might like to see a pre

18 Aug 14 outbackgirl

Crocodiles and RFDS Ball

Hello again.  I have just returned from another amazin

31 May 14 outbackgirl

More Research…

Hi all – apologies for the silence but while I ha

18 Apr 14 outbackgirl

The Rest of Qld

        We are now into November and seem to be in

28 Nov 13 outbackgirl

What a FANtastic Adventure This is

What a brilliant way to see Australia!  And well off t

15 Sep 13 outbackgirl

What? No Water? No Power?

It’s dark and you want the light on.  You flick

10 Jul 13 outbackgirl

Qld – Here I Come – Beware – Be Very Ware

Arrangements for the Qld leg of the research trips for

08 Jul 13 outbackgirl

Home Again – Now for the Homework – and Preparations for the Qld Leg

Home again.  The first leg of the research trips for o

25 May 13 outbackgirl

This Amazing Adventure Continues – and I can’t get enough

The adventure certainly does continue.  I am now in C

14 May 13 outbackgirl

My First Station Visit Completed – sort of – And It’s TERRIFIC

Well!  What can I say?  It is all very real and to

05 May 13 outbackgirl

The Countdown Is On

The Book on Stations – or the Stations Book.  Th

30 Apr 13 outbackgirl