Around 100 stories from different writers on the history of Kawau Island were released in a book, True Tales of Kawau Island, on November 9.
The book was put together by Don Armitage of Whangarei, who has been working on the project with around 60 writers since April.
This marks Don’s fifth book in the True Tales series. He has produced three on Great Barrier Island and one on the Chatham Islands.
“True Tales is a great format for creating a book that provides both a historical resource and a coffee table read,” Don says.
“With such a great range of writers who wouldn’t necessarily produce a book themselves, it puts stories in print that may otherwise have been lost.”
Don, a maritime historian, contributes a small number of stories to each book.
The book can be purchased from Kawau Cruises at the Sandspit Wharf ticket office for $40. Thirty books were picked up within the first week of sales.