”David Kerr has unearthed an important story that is much bigger than one man’s life and has as much relevance today as it ever did. It is the story of the heart-ache of a refugee and post-war migrant, and of a son’s journeys to gain the love of his father, and how he wrestles with belonging to two places—the land of his birth, and the land of his ancestors.” William Verity. Finalist: Walkley Freelance Journalist of the Year 2015
About the Author David Kerr
David Kerr is a relationship therapist, educator, radio broadcaster, pastor, traveller and artist. He has an M.A. (Theol) Sydney College of Divinity, majoring in Counselling and Christian Education, and other tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Religious Education, Divinity and Therapy.
David’s journey has been shaped by issues of social justice, the impact of client’s experiences and the stories of fellow travellers, which feed his passion for writing. He is ready to leave this planet when he believes he can no longer make a difference.
This is his first book, and he enjoyed writing it so much that he is already working on his next one.
David is on the left of the photo of the two men. Peter Jirgens is on the right.
The other extra image here is a hand drawing done by Arnold Jirgen during his journey from Europe to Australia after WWII. The book includes other of Arnold’s drawings and others can be seen on the cover.