It’s time to celebrate

After years in the making, Almost an Island: the Story of Robe will be launched on Saturday, December 14, at a special community celebration in the Robe Institute. Doing the honours will be 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 […]

Author presents to national history conference

Author Liz Harfull had her first public outing with material gathered for her new book about Robe when she was asked to present a paper during a national history conference in Adelaide this month. The combined History SA and Oral History Association of Australia event brought together speakers and delegates from around the country and […]

Scanning session to collect old photos

A free scanning session is being held at Robe on Sunday October 30, 2011, so people can bring in photos from their private collections and have them scanned on the spot and saved as digital copies. The event is being organized by the local branch of the National Trust with support from Wakefield Press and […]

Council supports Robe book project

The District Council of Robe has agreed to provide financial support for Robe book project. Council has voted to set aside $10,000 in its 2011-12 budget. The money has helped to ensure the book goes ahead, enabling the publisher, Wakefield Press, to incorporate more photos while maintaining a reasonable cover price. “We are delighted that […]

Book project update

Research for the book has progressed steadily over the past year. The process has involved spending considerable time at the Robe Library, exploring the local history collection; and reviewing books and papers which offer insights into the history of the area, and the people connected with it. Interviews have also been carried out with a […]

Looking for old photos

Official archives have plenty of photos of historic buildings and official occasions, but the Robe book project is looking for snaps from family albums which help to capture the ‘everyday’ life of the community and its history, right up to the 1970s. In particular, at this stage we are looking for photos relating to: – […]

Presentation updates Robe council on book project

Author Liz Harfull updated the District Council of Robe about the book project at its regular monthly meeting last night. She has been working actively on four elements of the project since early January: 1. Taking orignal photos of key places and events over the summer season including Learn to Sail, the Guichen Bay yacht […]

Do you have a story to tell?

Are you a visitor to Robe or a former resident planning to return for Easter? Do you have an interesting story to tell about your connection to Robe and the time you, or your family, have spent here? Author Liz Harfull is interested in your stories, photos and ephemera, to help capture the life and history of this special […]