Fantastic reading about life on Raoul

I have become mildly obsessed with one story of Roaul Island.

In 1878 a man called Tom Bell moved to Roaul (then Sunday Island) and lived there with his wife a 6 children for 35 years. During that time the family grew to 10 (they lost one child) and in near total isolation fought for survival.

It is a story of extreme determination and courage.

If you are interested in the story you should read “Crusoes of Sunday Island” – it is quite hard to find but you can see it (in full) online at

This story has deeply moved me and influenced my work for the exhibition.

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