Rex is a loner, and when he’s told he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals to him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you’ve got to share it.—Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims
During the time that the Northern Territory had legalised euthanasia, three people died through physician assisted suicide. The first of these was to be Max Bell, a terminally ill cab driver from Broken Hill. Max Bell did drive his cab from Broken Hill to Darwin to complete the procedure, but no specialist doctor would provide the required confirmation. Max returned home to Broken Hill and died “a natural death” in hospital. Bob Dent, a local Darwin man, became the first to die under the new law the following month.