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 for liaising with the State’s regional tourism organisations.
“We are delighted Peter is able to launch the book, given a background that combines both history and tourism,” says Wakefield Press 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.”
The launch will be held from 2pm to 4.30pm. Wine is being donated for the occasion by Mount Benson and Robe wineries, and nibbles are being provided by the Friends of St Peters Church as part of funding raising efforts to reroof the local Anglican church.
People who wish to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and include ‘RSVP Robe’ in the subject line, or call the Robe council on 8768 2003.