Safe Country ... a true story from South West Vic

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I'm self-funding the first print of this book and  offering various rewards to raise the money.

 

About the book...

During the early days of European occupation, the Aboriginal population of South West Victoria was decimated, first by introduced diseases, then by the frontier wars.

 

A protectorate was established at Mount Rouse in the 1800s which was a total failure and eventually closed down. The land was sold off in packages.

 

One of these packages was purchased by an odd little fellow named Johann Krummnow. He possessed seemingly equal parts fervent religious devotion and human frailty.

 

He established Australia's first women's refuge and he campaigned for native title over crown land long before Eddie Koiki Mabo was born.

 

"Safe Country" is a narrative of the fascinating antics of this religious refugee and his devotees. They built what remains the longest continually run commune in Australian history.

 

Dubbed "The peculiar people" by locals, the communards offered shelter and food to any who needed it. They gave refuge to around 300 Aboriginal people after the Mount Rouse protectorate had closed down.

 

Rich with scandal, sex, love and heartbreak, the story is presented as a coffee table book with full page photographs from South West Victoria.

 

Throughout the tale flows an underlying theme of kindness toward displaced people.

 

About the Rewards:

 

Along with the book, I am offering a variety of photo gifts (postcards and calendars) as well as airbnb accommodation packages for you to explore the "Safe Country".

 

I have a social media promotion business www.weavemeaweb.com and I am also offering web services to help me print this book. I will make you a 3 page, brochure-style website with 12 months hosting for just $125 (cheaper than wix) and I will promote your facebook page (if you don't have a facebook page I'll make you one, no extra charge)

 

Penshurst is an historic village with a population around 500. It lies at the base of Mt Rouse, (a dormant volcano) From the top you can enjoy impressive views of the Western District.

 

Half way between Warrnambool and Halls Gap, Penshurst is a great place to base your getaway with easy access to wineries, waterfalls, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Rd.

 

Included with the accommodation packages is a self-drive tour guide map of the "Safe Country".

 

 

REWARDS


$100.00

Deluxe Package

Includes: *** Hardcover copy of the book... *** 10 x Penshurst Postcards... ***1 x Penshurst 2017 Calendar... *** Your own copy of the PDF to print out and read or share with friends... *** 40 x digital photographs of south west Victoria landscapes... INCLUDES POSTAGE
$9.50

Penshurst Postcards

Pack of 10 postcards (4 designs) Full colour images from Penshurst. Includes postage
$29.00

2017 Penshurst calendar

13 x A4 images from Penshurst, Victoria. They looks stunning framed. Includes Postage.
$250.00

Full "Safe Country" experience with ensuite spa accommodation for couples

Includes: - 1 night en-suite spa accommodation in king room, Penshurst. - Continental breakfast hamper for 2 - Self drive tour guide map for exploring the "Safe Country" - 1 hard cover copy of "Safe Country". - 1 x 2017 Penshurst Calendar - 1 x Pkt of 10 Penshurst Postcards. ... Penshurst is half way between the Grampians and the Great Ocean Rd, (around 3 hours drive from Melbourne). Limited availability, please check online for vacancy.
$250.00

Full "Safe Country" experience with pet friendly accommodation for families

Includes: - 1 night pet friendly accommodation in shabby cottage, Penshurst. - 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people in 3 double beds. - Breakfast provisions. - Self drive tour guide map for exploring the "Safe Country" - 1 hard cover copy of "Safe Country". - 1 x 2017 Penshurst Calendar - 1 x Pkt of 10 Penshurst Postcards. ... Penshurst is half way between the Grampians and the Great Ocean Rd, (around 3 hours drive from Melbourne). Limited availability, please check online for vacancy.
$100.00

1 night ensuite spa accommodation for couples

1 night en-suite spa accommodation in king room, Penshurst, half way between the Grampians and the Great Ocean Rd, (around 3 hours drive from Melbourne). Limited availability, please check online for vacancy.
$5.00

40 Photographs (delivered digitally)

40 full colour photographs from south west Victoria, stunning landscapes and sunsets. Full use and license.
$8.00

PDF copy of "Safe Country"

A digital copy for you to read or print out.
$125.00

3 page website

I will build you a 3 page website which includes 12 months web hosting.
$60.00

Facebook promotion

I'll share your Facebook page to over 100,000 Australian facebook users and continue to share it until you have an extra 100 likes.
$39.00

Softcover A4 copy of Safe Country

Softcover book only. Includes postage. Please leave a message if you'd like the book signed.
$49.00

Hardcover copy of Safe Country

Full colour hardcover copy of Safe Country Includes postage within Australia