“Michael has that rare ability to provoke and entertain, leaving his audience with so much to take away.”Michael is a much sought after motivational speaker. He tailors his speaking to suit each audience and specialises in inspiring delegates to become more aware of their gifts and talents and how to use those gifts to become the best they can possibly be. In essence, Michael encourages and carefully shows his audience that they are capable of changing the world, bringing the best out of themselves and of those around them.
Books, Photographs, Shoalhaven Calendar and Cards for PurchaseDr Michael Davey is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, child and youth advocate and landscape photographer. Michael’s first book, his autobiography, Journey of Hope, became an Australian bestseller. Michael is an award-winning photographer.
JOURNEY OF HOPEFostered as a baby and placed in four state-run institutions, Michael experienced significant abuse. Kidnapped by his father, he eventually came home only to discover his mother was a violent and crazed schizophrenic who hated him. At the hands of his deranged mother Michael was beaten mercilessly. To escape her violence and neglect, Michael left home to join the Royal Australian Navy when he was just 15 years old. As a child, every day was a struggle, but Michael fought against the overwhelming odds. Showing extraordinary determination and raw courage he managed to survive the horrors of his early years. Eventually rising above it all, Michael went on to university where he was the recipient of both PhD and prestigious Medicine scholarships.
"Michael's story is one of hope and courage. The simple, beautiful prose intersperses tragedy and suffering with humour and resilience, and is a delightful work of profound significance." The Honourable Shelley Hancock MP. Member for South Coast, NSW and Speaker; Legislative Assembly.
"It has been a long time since I was so moved reading a book. I have been humbled by Michael's honesty and inspired by his determination and raw courage. Michael is an Australian we are proud of and we are honoured to have him living among us." Joanna Gash. Former Federal Member for Gilmore.
JOURNEY OF CHARITY
To ride a pushbike 14,000 kilometres around Australia, including Tasmania, wasn’t an easy thing to do, but Michael Davey was pursuing a dream. Leaving home in 2014, his extraordinary odyssey had it all; continual dehydration from the unrelenting, oppressive heat of the outback, trucks so big they looked like freight trains thundering down the highway, snakes, plagues of flies, hospital visits and riding 300 kilometres in the one day. Despite the exhausting nature of travelling all the way round our vast continent on just two wheels, Michael never gave up his mammoth quest to help children suffering cancer. Containing plenty of determination, perseverance and Michael’s unique brand of humour, Journey of Charity will not only inspire you, but have you smiling as well.
"An incredible achievement and a marvellously engaging read." Robert Crawford. Award-winning journalist, Fairfax Media and South Coast Register.
"Michael writes in such a captivating way that it feels like the reader is on the 'journey' as well, having a conversation with a friend. Journey of Charity is an incredible, inspiring story that will change many people's lives." Amanda Findley. Shoalhaven City Mayor.
JOURNEY OF CHARITY; THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEYThe photographic story of one man’s inspiring pushbike ride around Australia to raise money for children suffering cancer. Containing many stunning, landscape images of the most beautiful places encountered along the way, Journey of Charity; The Photographic Odyssey, will fill you with awe and wonder. The photographs on the PURCHASE PHOTOGRAPHS menu tab on this page contains photographs from this book. The greeting cards have photographs from this book. This book makes an ideal gift because it captures Australia in remarkable grandeur.
"The beautiful photographs in this amazing book showcases Australia in all its majestic splendour. A must have for anyone who delights in the wondrous landscapes that is Australia."
The Honourable Fiona Phillips. Federal Member for Gilmore.
"This stunning book of Australia is a truly beautiful achievement."
Ann Sudmalis. Former Federal Member for Gilmore.
Michael is a multi award-winning photographer.