Liz Harfull

Celebrating the place not famous for Robes!

Robe Cover AW 5.inddAfter some seven years in the making, Liz Harfull’s new book about the historic seaside town of Robe is being launched this weekend at a special community celebration. Almost an Island: the Story of Robe brings together original historic research and contemporary stories, as well as memories and hundreds of images gathered by generations of residents and holidaymakers. It has been published by Wakefield Press, with support from the District Council of Robe and private sponsors.

The book will be launched at the Robe Institute on Saturday (December 14) by Peter Cahalan, who was chief executive officer of History SA for 20 years and is now Industry Partnerships Manager with the South Australian Tourism Commission. Responsible for liaising with the State’s regional tourism organisations, Mr Cahalan is also a board member of the Australian Regional Tourism Network.

“We are delighted Peter is able to launch the book, given a background that combines both history and tourism,” says Wakefield’s publicity director Angela Tolley. “It’s the perfect combination for the book, which explores not only the early years of settlement when Robe was one of southern Australia’s most important shipping ports, but fascinating tales relating to its emergence as a favourite holiday destination.”

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