Kangaroo Island is a tight-knit community of self-reliant people passionate about farming, food, art, animals, nature, and sport. But even the tough become daunted. Lurching from one tragedy to the next, the worldwide pandemic overwhelmed the recovery of an island who had already lost it all during the devastation of the Black Summer fires in early 2020. Touched personally by both tragedies, author Sabrina Davis interviews these still hard-working, positive, and resilient people as they reflect on their changing world, share stories from their childhoods, talk about their home countries and cultures, and reveal their personal and poignant struggles. In this thoughtful book, Kangaroo Islanders of all ages reminisce about what makes their island home so special and why they can’t imagine living elsewhere. From the original soldier settlers to local firefighters, wise elders, doctors and young school students, these wonderful local humans give an insight into island life before and after bushfires amidst a global virus, with glimmers of insight for people across the world. This is authentic storytelling at its best—raw and genuine—delving into the tragedies of life, the highs and lows experienced across generations, and the emotional aftermath following a natural disaster.
The 78-page glossy coffee table book is now available as a hardcover book and will be released as an eBook version on the 24th November 2021.
You can help support the island community during their recovery from the bushfires and through the pandemic by purchasing your copy now.
This book is a fantastic gift to all island residents and their families and friends, and a wonderful souvenir for any island visitor. For story fans around the world, this beautiful collection of photographs and authentic tales is a unique gift.
Sales of this story collection will benefit the Kangaroo Island community.