Mark Tromp has released a statement following last week’s bizarre chain of events that captured and confused the nation.
Mark was found by police near Wangaratta, Victoria, on Saturday after a five-day man hunt.
He and his family fled their Silvan home on Tuesday last week without their phones or bank cards, with the parents understood to have feared somebody was after them.
Son Mitchell was first to abandon the car and head home, before sisters Ella and Riana also left their parents.
Ella has been charged with stealing a car to make their way home. Riana was discovered on Tuesday afternoon in the back of a stranger's ute in Goulburn in a reportedly catatonic state.
Two days later, wife Jacoba was found wandering in Yass. Both Riana and Jacoba were taken into the care of local mental health services.