Could you find your smile again when everything around you looked smashed and splintered after a cyclone?
The memory of that Yasi filled cyclone night is something that will never be fully erased, but the kindness since shown is something that with time will be more powerful.
This book illustrates with photographs and stories, the resilience and strong spirit of the Cassowary Coast people recovering their smile within and rebuilding their community spirit after Cyclone Yasi.
Especially suitable for community arts workers, health workers, volunteers, artists, writers, council, community planners, working in natural disaster zones and looking for practical ways creativity can assist in recovery. May also be inspiring to people in natural disaster areas seeking inspiration to start their own community healing projects.
Book by June Perkins and Residents of the Cassowary Coast. June was a guest blogger for ABC Open’s Aftermath Project.
- Hard Cover (pdf of the coffee table book version also available)
- E book is no longer available until further notice except as pdf of hard cover.
The physical books are attractive objects that make you just want to turn the pages and take in the journey back to joy, especially suitable for libraries and organisations looking for ways to use creativity to assist in the process of recovery and wanting a physical object for inspiration. This book was displayed by a charity organisation during their community books display at Mission Beach to show inspiring ways to create new memories after a cyclone.