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“I have lived on the island all my life.  I am sixth generation, with family names being Snelling, Calnan and Chapman on my mother’s side. My mum grew up at Middle River then Snug Cove, running up and down the cliffs with the goats before she moved to Kingscote for work.  My Grandparents, Ross andContinue reading “Cheryl”

The Parndana Community Children’s Centre Governing Council

… Steph, Kate, Rhyy, Jacky, Meg, Kate and Ella share how it all came about… “Our journey started seven years ago when the Kangaroo Island Children Services checked the need for a childcare centre in Parndana with an initial survey. There has previously been an OSHC and Family Daycare services, but never anything like this,Continue reading “The Parndana Community Children’s Centre Governing Council”


… sharing her dad Stephen ‘Beau’ Waller’s story in loving memory …. a brother to Marj and Gladys “My Dad was your quintessential Aussie Bloke, full of Aussie idioms like “fair dinkum”, “pass the dead horse”, “want to go watch the fish jump”, “I’m going to see a man about a dog” and many moreContinue reading “Angela”


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Fundraising to make an impact

Total funds raised: $62,310.00

Update, 30th June 2021 – Thanks to the Hospital Research Foundation’s support and large donation, Humans of Kangaroo Island has now received and packed 75 more PPE kits and safety equipment for local farm firefighters which will be handed out over the next few weeks.

Update, 15th February 2021 – Humans of Kangaroo Island have now also equipped 20 farm firefighters who lost their communication device in the 2019/20 bushfires with replacement UHF’s and car kits. Six strategically located Quick fill pumps have been located around the island to help the community in a severe fire season again. Thank you to The Hospital Research Foundation for their ongoing support with this project. Also a big thank you to locals Brad Jamieson from Jamieson Marine and Peter Ingram from Ingram’s Home and Hardware for helping me organise and hand out the pumps and UHFs. There is no I in team and I couldn’t do it without your support, much appreciated.

More funds raised …

Total funds raised: $4,913.55

Funds have been donated to the new Parndana Community Children’s Centre and will be used towards a new play space

A film and literature festival took place at the Parndana Town Hall on 8th – 10th October 2021 celebrating resilience in any aspect of life and spanning over two ticketed evenings and one FREE Sunday morning family session. A community and fundraising event that brought residents and visitors together, showcasing the versatility, culture, identity and history of our island people, organised by Humans of Kangaroo Island in collaboration with Smart Future Creative. This event has been made possible by funding from the Kangaroo Island Tourism Alliance, Country SA PHN, Junction Australia and The Australian Red Cross.


People make a place. Kangaroo Island is a tight-knit community of hard-working, positive and self-motivated individuals from all parts of the world that keep inspiring each other every day in every way. Here you find people passionate about farming, food, art, animals and nature and you feel home in a heartbeat as you’re accepted into this warm and welcoming place.

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