A town cut off…. Three thousand people trapped on a beach…. Five hundred holidaymakers huddled in a makeshift shelter under ember attack. This was News Year's Eve of 2019 for the people of Mallacoota.
Weeks later, the traumatized evacuees returned to a community devastated by bushfire only to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With Mallacoota’s economy in ruins, its environment scorched, and many
of its residents homeless, People’s Republic of Mallacoota tells the story
of a town in danger of collapse if it doesn’t pick itself up off its knees.