Liz Harfull

Almost an Island

Almost an Island: the Story of Robe captures and celebrates the history and magic of Robe on beautiful Guichen Bay. What makes this small coastal village in southern Australia special for so many people, drawing visitors from around the world?

Author Liz Harfull spent years researching and writing this book, working with the community to unearth stories and images, and bring to life a fascinating history. From the First Peoples of the region, the early days of a thriving shipping port and the arrival of thousands of Chinese on their way to the Victorian goldfields, to the town’s reinvention in the 20th Century as a fishing and holiday hub, and the establishment of one of the world’s oldest surfing competitions.

Find out more about the book and the author’s close connection to this surprising little town…