The Book

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.

The eBook is out NOW

If you prefer to read with an electronic reader, the book is now also available as an eBook and in the format types mobi, epub and pdf. ALL proceeds of the eBook sales go back into the Kangaroo Island community.

What people are saying

It is very rare for me to find something I can’t put down. And…. I have recently found something I can’t put down ❤️ HUMANS OF KANGAROO ISLAND. The people in this book are just a small snapshot of the resilient and strong community of Kangaroo Island. Everyone has a valuable story to share that can enlighten, educate, inspire or help someone else not feel alone in their experience. Be brave and share!! Thank you to those who have. And, thank you Sabrina for listening and providing the platform. It is a great coffee table book.

Brooke Boulden, Dover Farm, SA

Absolutely Fabulous Book~ Do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy.

Sharon Maree Cole, Kingscote, SA

I randomly picked up your book at our wonderful library, The Barossa Council Library in Nuriootpa, South Austrlia. It was on a shelf for new releases. I was drawn to your book, so I borrowed it and couldn’t wait to read it. Oh, I loved it! It was real and inspiring. Thank you for bringing these stories together to share.

As a listener, I have always loved hearing people’s stories, especially stories that are deep and reflective. I would rather listen and learn from someone rather than share my story. I have learnt so much about myself from listening to others and how sharing stories can heal, encourage and inspire us.

I greatly loved reading your collection of stories from the beautiful humans on Kangaroo Island.

Kylie Rosenzweig, Nuriootpa, SA

It’s a terrific book full of people I know and love. Even for readers who don’t know these humans, their stories are heartfelt and heartwarming.

Leon Bignell MP, Adelaide, SA

If you are in Adelaide, you can find the hardcover book at the KI Stall at the Adelaide Central Markets.

If you are on Kangaroo Island and would like to hold your copy in your hand straight away, see below the list of all the fantastic island businesses who are stocking the book and with that supporting their island people and the recovery of the wider community:

The book is also available at known online booksellers.

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Get your own copy now and support the recovery of our community

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