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A Young Life Most Unremarkable
Henri Korn
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A Young Life Most Unremarkable
Author : Henri Korn
Published : July 1, 2020
Publisher : Self-publishing services by Intertype
Format : ebook, Paperback
ISBN : 978 0 6487475-7-4
Pages : 432
Country : Australia
Language : English
Reader's Review : This is Henri Korn’s third book. The book describes Henri’s first steps in Melbourne, his jobs and the 1950’s in the City as seen through European eyes. The wonderful artists that Henri knew and others that fashioned Melbourne and Australia into what we know it is today. This book will complete a trilogy describing his lost early childhood, the Holocaust, the feeling of no sense of belonging and displacement and trying to get use to a new environment without adequate language. I first met Henri in 2011 in Melbourne when both he and his wife Sandra attend my first Holocaust related exhibition in Australia. I also met them at a group exhibition that I had been invited to be a part of at the Holocaust Museum where Henri is a guide. The show was opened by the wonderful Mirka Mora, who was a friend of Henri’s. I was soon invited over for dinner to the Korn residence and we have developed a wonderful friendship over the years. What you soon realise if you ever have the pleasure of spending time with Henri (and Sandra) is that despite his precarious childhood and difficult start in Melbourne is a man who values life, wants to live it and looks at it through the eyes of a young person, still looking for the next adventure, still looking out at our ever changing world in all its wonder- Thomas Delohery, Visual Artist.
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This is the third 'Memoir' by Child Holocaust Saviour Henri Korn which relates to his reluctance to come to Australia when he was just twenty years old in 1950. The book describes Henri’s first few steps in Melbourne, his jobs and the Nineteen Fifties in this city as seen through European eyes. The wonderful artists, musicians and others that Henri met who fashioned our city and the Australia we know today. His third memoir describes the difficulties of losing one's past in exchange for a brighter and happier future.

‘Both heart-warming and heartbreaking’ -Sandra Minchin, Artist and Academic.

‘Honest, heartfelt, inspirational, a wonderful insight to the life of Henri Korn’- Thomas Delohery, Visual Artist.

Author Bio :

Henri Korn was born in Wuppertal-Elberfeld in Germany, the son of Jewish-Polish immigrants.

Smuggled into Belgium in June 1939, his survival till 1945 was never certain, not even when in hiding for over two years in a children’s home run by the fearsome Madame Jacqmotte, who pressured all those under her care to convert to Catholicism.

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The Journals of Micah
D. C Nesher
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The Journals of Micah
Author : D. C Nesher
Published : July 1, 2020
Publisher : Self-publishing services by Intertype
Format : ebook, Paperback
ISBN : 9780648871408
Pages : 448
Country : Australia
Language : English
Dimension : A5
Reader's Review : " Raw, real, stripped back. I have read many auto-biographies, everything from ’The Happiest Refugee’ by Anh Do to old dairy entrees from ancient kings and queens. This book is truly in my top 5. A lot of Micah’s journey reminded me of the story in the bible of Jonah and the whale. Jonah tried to run from his destiny, run from God. But just like Jonah, Micah could not escape God…in whatever form he appeared in and whatever country he travelled to. As someone who has walked amongst the slum areas of poverty stricken countries and still to this day suffers from ptsd, this book spoke to me in a way that friends, family, and psychologists couldn’t. The anger and frustration, wrestling with God. Wrestling with your beliefs and questioning everything that you grew up being told by parents and by churches. I applaud his bravery for the honesty embedded deep within these pages. Walter Mitty is the movie that came into my mind as I read Micah’s adventures in the Himalayas. The adrenaline rushes and near-death experiences. The simplicity of travelling and living with a few possessions in a back-pack and relying on the kindness of strangers. I often had google maps open while I read, every now and then flicking between tabs to look at images and maps of the places that were being described. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to be there with him. Take in the sights and sounds. I even did this when an unknown food is mentioned, as someone who was a traveller I read this book with much curiosity... I will admit after reading the last few words and closing my laptop shut I had to sit in silence for a minute. I had to gather all of my own thoughts and experiences. I am not ashamed to say that I had to let myself cry for a good while. Life is one big climb up mountain after mountain and occasionally we get a breather, or in Micah’s case a chai with some shepherds, but it’s all worth it. This is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read.”
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The Journals of Micah is the story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery and gradual, heart-felt addiction to life on the road. Desperate to break free of small-town living in rural Australia, Micah once believed joining the army to be his only ticket out. Being turned down gave a kick-start to what would soon become his right of passage. Within a few short weeks of volunteering at a church in the Philippines, Micah survives the deadliest typhoon in the country’s history. The death, suffering, and devastation he witnesses there, while delivering humanitarian aid, leave the author struggling with PTSD and challenges his belief in God. The Journals of Micah is a raw, honest, and at times emotional, tale of a young man’s joyous road to self-understanding. Join him as he hitchhikes, motorcycles, and works his way through the back streets of Asia to the Himalayas. An unfiltered account of the cloud-touching highs and crushing lows of this young writer offers readers the sort of food for the soul that we all crave.

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When D.C Nesher (Daniel Micah Cowan) aged 19, left home for the first time, to travel on his own and find himself, he headed to the Philippines to volunteer for three months at a small outreach program that focused on the slums of a city on the island of Cebu.

A week after he arrived, a 7.2 earthquake caused widespread damage and many deaths. Two weeks later (8th of November 2013) Typhoon Yolanda, the biggest storm in the history of the Philippines, hit the island. In the aftermath, millions of Filipinos were homeless and more than six thousand were dead.

D.C Nesher worked alongside the Filipino's he was living with to pack, deliver and distribute tons of emergency aid resources to thousands of people across fifteen devastated islands .

"I witnessed whole cities reduced to rubble, dead littering the streets. Villages and islands were turned upside down. We moved through communist rebel territory, battled storms, death and destruction. I witnessed Humanity in its rawest forms, the good and the bad. It changed my life."

Eight months later, aged 20, scarred and confused, he came home and was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He battled suicidal thoughts, horrible flashbacks, nightmares, mood changes and insomnia. Nine months later, he had saved enough money to travel to India to find peace on a pilgrimage. After almost six months of trekking and hitchhiking across the country, he went on to Turkey, witnessed the riots, terrorist threats and declaration of war, and went on to Bulgaria, hitchhiking with no money and no phone, busking and enjoying his love of people and music. It was an intense, challenging and rewarding time.

"I travelled and lived internationally, on and off, for five years. This changed the way I looked at and felt about the world. I want to focus my passions into a lifestyle where every day is a challenge and a reward, having a positive influence on the lives of others. Now, at Uni, I hope to acquire the tools needed to empower people to achieve their fullest potential, give them confidence and love while achieving my own. I want to use my passion for storytelling and help break the chains of Mental Illness, and all the external challenges that continue the cycle."

D.C Nesher now lives in Melbourne, undertaking studies to further educate himself. He is working on bettering his own mental health, and learning to enjoy everyday life, friends and family.

The Journals of Micah took him 7 years to complete.

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My Journey With Dementia
Barbara Andrews
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My Journey With Dementia
Author : Barbara Andrews
Published : 6 Jul, 20
Publisher : Self-publishing services by Intertype
Format : ebook, Paperback
ISBN : 978-0-6487977-5-3
Pages : 38
Country : Australia
Language : English
Dimension : A5
Reader's Review : This book is a real eye opener. Caring for somebody with dementia can be a scary and lonely experience so it’s comforting to know that others have trodden a similar path. This book highlites the real need for more support services for carers who fulfil a vital role on our society.
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I have written this book in the hope that it may help family members of a Dementia sufferer understand what is going on with their loved one.
It is a very hard journey but hopefully, it will help to know many people are in the same position of confusion as you.
It was the first time for me and I just didn’t understand what was happening in my life.
I was told to remember it is not really them which I understand but at the time it is extremely hard to comprehend.
I was not told what to expect and I wish I had. Maybe because Dementia has a different effect with each sufferer.

 

 

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The Empty Chair

Every morning as I soak up the sun
On my front veranda as I’ve always done
It makes me feel good as my body’s so warm
I nod off with contentment after a yawn.

This is the life on a cool Autumn day
My neighbours walking past always give me a wave
I’m feeling contentment as I’m sitting there
Until I look across at an empty chair.

My mood then changes, my thinking comes back
I’m not so contented as company I lack.
It’s a stark reminder that I’m all alone
My house is a house now, not a home.

I never knew how quickly my life could change
Suddenly it’s different, not the same
In the lounge every evening as I’m sitting there
I feel sad as I look across at an empty chair.

It’s hard to get used to, I can no longer say
“Let’s go out for a drive, go out for the day.”
I would be all alone as I’m driving there
I would again look across at an empty chair.

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Unexpected Journeys
Julie Retallick
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Unexpected Journeys
Author : Julie Retallick
Published : July 1, 2020
Publisher : Self-Published via Intertype
Format : ebook, Paperback
ISBN : 978-0-6487987-0-5
Pages : 215 pages
Country : Australia
Language : English
Dimension : 6" x 9"
Reader's Review : “I say to my country and to other developing countries, that in our race to modernize, we must respect the rich an-cient cultures and traditions of our peoples. We must not blindly follow the model of progress invented by Western civilization. We may envy the industrialized world for its wealth, but we must not forget that this world was bought at a very high price. The rich world suffers so much stress, pollution, violence, poverty and spiritual emptiness. The riches of indigenous communities lie not in money or com-modities, but in community, in tradition, and the sense of belonging to a special place.” MUTANG URUD, KELABIT TRIBESMAN, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, ISLAND OF BORNEO
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Unexpected Journeys...life’s lessons from remote Australian Aboriginal and Native American communities

What happened when an Australian teacher took a giant leap into the unknown?

One day in 2002, Julie left town life behind to take up a teaching position in the Australian outback, the start of an extraordinary adventure that would take her to remote Aboriginal and Native American communities. What she experienced in these places made a profound impact on her. As one opportunity led to another, she began to question our society’s dominant values and gain a different kind of knowledge and understanding. She realised the importance of not just accepting difference but also seeking out alternative perspectives on life and education.

Funny and exciting, thoughtful and moving, Julie’s story is a must-read.

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Julie has a Master of Education, Montessori Diploma and over twenty years of teaching experience in both Primary and Secondary Schools. She has worked in remote regions as well as mainstream and seen the effects of trauma. This led her to explore alternative ways to work as a teacher.