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“My parents separated when I was five, so I moved around a lot as a kid living between them. My earliest memories are of time spent in remote Aboriginal communities in the NT and central Australia. It’s where we lived for the first few years of my life. My parents were both working so IContinue reading “Louis”



“As long as I’ve got some land around, I am happy. If I lived in a town, I don’t know but I suppose you’d adjust to anything if you’d had a decent garden or something, maybe I’d get by.  But I just love having the space and the land, so I suppose I possibly couldContinue reading “Barb”



“It’s been 3 years that I am in Australia now, and since I am here, I feel like I am me. I can do whatever I want and when I want and go with who I want and be myself. Since I am in Australia, I am just happy. I know it might have anContinue reading “Romane”


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Meet the amazing Humans of Kangaroo Island

A film and literature festival at 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 event to bring us all 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 and Junction Australia.

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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.


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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