Travelling into regional and remote communities in 2021 we heard many stories of heartbreak resulting from devastating natural disasters.
Like one person’s plight to shift 1000s of dead cattle off a property devastated by flood waters.Not only did they lose their cattle, they also lost their income, prosperity and future.
But when things felt hopeless, the wider community pulled together to help one another by clearing land, providing food and shelter, and simply being there to listen and support.
Building resilience and relationshipsOr another person who had to hide under a mattress in their house alone as cyclonic winds circled around them, terrified and unable to call for help.
When the weather cleared this person was offered support from a neighbour to clear their house and yard. The result was a friendship that remains strong to this day.
While these touching stories paint a picture of loss, fear, and hopelessness, they also highlight the true resilience and selflessness of people and communities.
People working together to get others back on their feet. Showing true kindness, understanding and willingness to help.
It’s stories like these that won’t be forgotten.
Stories of our Regional and Remote Communities
Written by Amanda Newbery
Articulous is led by founder and managing director Amanda Newbery, an award-winning communications and engagement professional. She has made a career of tackling difficult projects across Australia. A passionate and experienced communicator, she has worked with some of the country’s largest organisations and government organisations nationally. She is a sought-after issues and crisis advisor, especially for major corporations.